With the deadline of all social media companies running in the country to follow the rules set for them, there has been a big statement on this matter from Facebook. The company has said that it will ‘follow these rules, that negotiations are going on on some issues’. A Facebook spokesperson said, “Our goal is to follow the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss some issues that need to be discussed with the government.”
Facebook said, ‘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. ‘
The Union Government on 25 February 2021, on behalf of the Ministry of Electronics and IT of India, was asked to appoint Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer, etc. within 3 months to regulate digital content and all of them should have jurisdiction in India. Was
As per the order given by the government, companies have to appoint a Compliance Officer and their name and contact address should be of India, including things like complaint resolution, monitoring of objectionable content, compliance report and removal of objectionable material.
Under this new rule, a committee will also be formed in which people from Defense, External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Law, IT, and Women and Child Development will be the people. They will have the right to hear complaints on violations of the code of conduct. If sources are to be believed, these social media platforms have not implemented these rules yet.