Last month, US based micro-blogging company, Twitter had refused to disobey the Indian government over the removal of controversial content, fake speech and hate full content through its platform with argument on behalf of freedom of Speech.
According to Reuters report. IT Minister and Technology, India planned to announce in the next week “Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code” was seen by them – which is most powerful controlling sees as various nations around the world.
The latest draft rules which significantly would be legally enforceable – say companies should remove content, post but not later than 36 hours as per government and legal order in India
The futher investigation or other cyber security-related incidents with a legal request, if a post depicts an individual in any sexual act or conduct then, it must be disable or remove within a day after receiving a complaint as per new draft rule.
For Social Media companies to do business in India
The draft proposal also requires companies to appoint a chief compliance officer, another executive for coordinating on law enforcement and ‘grievance redressal officer’
All must be resident Indian citizens. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology unclear when the draft rules for social media would be announced in India until futher required changes.
As per Industry sources, the new regulation could hit Big Tech Firms investments plans in India and rules also apply across other digital and online draft proposal within the country.
A publisher shall take into consideration India’s multi- racial and multi religions context and exercise due caution and discretion when featuring the activities, beliefs, practics or violate any racial or religion group as , the draft rules said.
In Streaming platforms, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar and others media streaming have faced complaints in India for obscenity.
In referring the firms and other entertainment including Web-based serials, the draft rules called for a “classification rating” to describe content and advise discretion.