Social Media ban in India: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram like Social Media Platforms are in the news because of their data privacy and talks over their Ban in India. And now there’s talk of it closing. In fact, on February 25, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology gave social media platforms three months to comply with the new rules, which expire on May 25. In such a scenario, it is expected that these apps may be banned in the next two days.
On February 25, 2021, the Central Government had asked the Ministry of Electronics and IT of India to appoint a compliance officer, nodal officer, etc. within 3 months to regulate digital content. Companies are required by law to appoint compliance officers and their names and addresses must be from India – including resolving grievances, monitoring objectionable material, compliance reports, and removal of objectionable material.
The new rules will also create a committee comprising people from the Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Law, IT, and Women, and Child Development. They will have the right to hear complaints of breaches of the Code of Conduct. The new rules include grievance redressal, which means accepting a complaint within 24 hours and stating your reasons for not taking action or action within 15 days.