Social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may face restrictions in India if they do not follow the new guidelines. The deadline to accept the government-set guidelines will expire on May 25 but as of now, no platform has followed the new rules, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, the Indian version of Twitter, Ku, the only social media app Has complied with the new guidelines before the May 25 deadline.So in such a situation, the question arises whether all these social media platforms will be closed tomorrow i.e. from 26th May
However, Facebook has said that it will continue to consider the issues with the government, on which more contact is needed. Facebook has released this statement on Tuesday. Facebook’s statement is important from the point of view that social media companies have to meet the new guidelines for digital forums.
A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement, “Our goal is to follow the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss some issues that require greater engagement with the government.” As per IT rules, we are working to implement operational procedures and improve efficiency. Facebook is committed to the ability of people to express themselves freely and safely on our platform.
According to the new rules announced by the Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, social media platforms will have to appoint compliance officers from India. These officials will look into the complaints, monitor the content and remove it if it is objectionable. Such rules are applicable not only on social media platforms but also on OTT platforms.
In February 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Government of India, gave social platforms three months’ time to follow the new IT rules, which are ending today.