Stop commenting, writing nonsense on social media! The government took this step to punish the culprits

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to come In time, writing, commenting on social media can be overwhelming for you. In fact, the government is preparing to take a more strict stand to ensure the liability of social media companies regarding the content. IT rules have been amended for this. Giving information in this regard, Minister of State for Information Technology (IT) Rajiv Chandrashekhar said on Saturday that the amendments made in the IT rules will put the onus on social media companies to be more careful so that no illegal content or false information is posted on their platform. Go. This will help in preventing misuse of social media platform.

IT rules changed

The government on Friday changed the IT rules to ensure proper disposal of complaints lodged regarding content on social media platforms. Under this, it has been announced to constitute appellate committees in three months. These committees will be able to review decisions regarding the regulation of content by social media companies such as Meta and Twitter. Describing the formation of three-member Grievance Appellate Committees (GACs), Chandrashekhar said that the government was aware of lakhs of messages received from citizens alleging that their grievances were not properly redressed by social media companies. He said it was not acceptable.

Social media company cannot run away from its responsibility

Chandrashekhar said the government wants to see social media companies working as partners to ensure that the interests of ‘digital citizens’ are protected. The social media company cannot run away from its responsibility. Giving a stern message to the big companies, the Minister said that whether these forums are from America or Europe, if they want to work in India, then their community guidelines cannot be in conflict with the constitutional rights of Indians. “These forums have an obligation to remove any false information, illegal content or material that promotes enmity between different groups within 72 hours,” he said. He said that he personally considers the 72-hour deadline to be too much and that social media platforms should act swiftly on illegal content.

Not interested in playing the role of Lokpal

“The government is not interested in playing the role of Lokpal. It is a responsibility which we are reluctantly taking up as the grievance mechanism is not working properly,” Chandrashekhar said. He said that behind this there is no intention to target or create trouble for any company or intermediary.

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