The central government had instructed all social media companies operating in the country to follow certain rules and also gave three months time for this, which is being completed today. The new rules will go into effect from May 26, 2021. Now you’ll get to know whether social media companies will be shut down from tomorrow or what?
Social Media will be closed in India after May 26?
Social media companies operating in the country i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can pose a big problem. The central government had instructed all social media companies operating in the country to follow certain rules and also gave three months time for it, which is going to be completed on May 26, but so far no company has created nor followed these rules. In such a situation, the question is arising whether social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram will be closed in India after May 26…?
On February 25, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India gave all social media companies a period of three months to comply with the new rules. Social media companies were asked to appoint Compliance Officers, Nodal Officers in India and all of them were required to be setup in India. There are rules for the resolution of complaints, monitoring of objectionable posts, reporting of compliance and removal of objectionable content, etc.
It was also said in the order that social media companies will have to give information about the physical contact person on their website or mobile app. With the exception of the company called Koo, so far, no company has appointed any of these officers.
New rules will apply from tomorrow
The new rules will come into effect from May 26, 2021. If these companies do not follow these rules, their status as mediator may expire and they may be subject to criminal prosecution under the current laws of India.