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Facebook, Twitter Could be Ban In India From May 26

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The social media platform, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more could be ban in India from May 26.

According to the Telangana Today reports, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and others, which were required to abide by the rules notified in the gazette of India on February 25 under Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021, have failed to comply on many accounts till date.

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Facebook, Twitter Could be Ban In India From May 26

The government’s rules will come into effect from May 26. “If social media companies do not obey the rules, they may lose their status and protections as intermediaries and may become liable for criminal action as per the existing laws of India,” top official sources said.

Except one Indian social media company, Koo, sources said that none of the top social media intermediaries have appointed a resident grievance officer, a chief compliance officer and a nodal contact person yet.

Sources said the failure of social media companies to make these appointments in three months has not gone down well with the government. Sources said the social media platforms which were required to furnish monthly reports as to how many grievances were filed and settled, have failed to do so.

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The US-based social media platforms have grown huge, thanks to their massive user base and profitable revenues in democracies like India. However, none of the platforms have shown any inclination to comply with India’s domestic laws. Instead, social media platforms have refused to be transparent about their fact-checking mechanism and their criteria to label tweets.