The government issued 105 blocking orders against a social media company under new IT rules
The government has issued 105 instructions to social media platforms under new IT laws that came into force in February last year, parliament was informed on Friday.
According to information shared by State Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Rajiv Chandrashekhar in a written response to Rajya Sabha, the instructions under the new rules were issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting .
Data shared by the minister shows that 94 instructions were given to YouTube to block content between December 2021 and April 2022, five to Twitter and three to Facebook and Instagram.
Shri Chandrashekhar said government policies are aimed at ensuring an open, secure, reliable and responsive internet for its users.
He said the government had notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules 2021 (“IT Rules, 2021”) on February 25, 2021, to introduce intermediaries, including social media platforms, to its customers. Can go Liability can be created and user safety can be improved. on line
“Neither the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000 nor the above rules violate consumers’ right to privacy,” Chandrashekhar said. PTI PRSHVA
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