The new social media rules introduced by the government have kicked up quite a bit of a storm with social media platforms, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
As we all know, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) has now introduced the new draft of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, for social media platforms, OTT players & digital media. These include asking the social media companies to reveal the originator of a message or tweet
As per MeITY minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, “We have not framed any new law. We have framed these rules under the existing IT Act. We are trusting the platforms to follow these regulations.” he also clarified that the focus of this guideline is on self-regulation.
And now, as per newest reports coming in, all the big social media platforms have accepted the new rules. These include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Koo, ShareChat, and Telegram.