Social media giants plan push-back on rules that require companies to actively regulate content
The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such as Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter to remove unlawful content, such as anything that affected the "sovereignty and integrity of India". This had to be done within 24 hours, the rules propose.
The proposal, which caught many holidaying industry executives off guard, is open for public comment until January 31. It will then be adopted as law, with or without changes.
Published Date: Jan 11th, 2019 11:10 AM | Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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