105 Block orders issued against social media companies under new IT rules

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The government has issued 105 clues to social media platforms.

New Delhi:

On the basis of the new ICT rules that came into effect in February last year, the cabinet has issued 105 instructions to social media platforms, the House of Representatives announced on Friday.

According to information shared by the Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the instructions under the new rules have been issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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The data shared by the minister shows that between December 2021 and April 2022, 94 instructions to block content were given to YouTube, five to Twitter and three to Facebook and Instagram.

Mr Chandrasekhar said the government’s policy is aimed at ensuring open, safe and trusted and responsible internet for its users.

He said that on February 25, 2021, the government notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021 (“IT Rules, 2021”) to make intermediaries, including social media platforms, accountable to their users and improve user security. online.

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“Neither the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, nor the above rules violate users’ right to privacy,” Chandrasekhar said. PTI PRS HVA

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