NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) on February 25 announced a set of new IT rules and gave social media platforms three months to comply with the new rules. While most major social media intermediaries complied with the new rules and shared the required details of their compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer, Twitter is yet to comply completely, according to the Government of India.
Some major social media companies that have complied so far include Koo, Sharechat, Telegram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook and WhatsApp. The government has not only set the rules for Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp and other social media apps but also for the OTT platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime and others.
The420.in tried to dig into why are these government guidelines important, what are they, and how will they affect your freedom of speech, privacy and your cyber security. Watch cyber expert Amit Dubey explain the new guidelines.