From the yesterday, May 25, there is news everywhere that Indian Government banning these social media apps.
But, did you know the reason behind this?
I have read in many social media posts that PM has been banning these apps so that people can’t troll him. All are sharing the nonsense reasons for that.
Here in this post, you’re going to know the real reason about banning of Whatsapp, Twitter and Instagram from May 26.
These social media giants are required to comply with the new rules passed by Indian Government which come into effect starting May 26.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp messenger could face a ban if they do not comply with the new Information Technology rules, which will come into effect starting May 26.
Koo, Indian microblogging app is the only one to comply with the new rules. Indian government asked Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger in February to comply with the new IT rules.
Facebook on May 25 said that it aims to comply with the new rules and is working to implement operational processes on Tuesday.
What is in New Rules?
In the new Information Technology rules, social media platforms required to follow additional due diligence and require them to appoint a chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer.
ministry of information technology officials, who are familiar with the developments told news agency PTI that it is necessary for social media giants to comply with the new rules because of public interface for complaints and due to the need for an acknowledgement system for requests.
The new rules focus on provisions around voluntary verification, a 24-hour time limit for removing content flagged for nudity and requires setting up of a time-bound grievance redressal mechanism.
It also requires generation of monthly compliance reports, a compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer being appointed by the social media platform companies.
Rest of the social media platforms, Facebook (410 million users), Twitter (17.5 million users), Instagram (210 million users) and WhatsApp Messenger (530 million users) have not yet complied with the new Information Technology rules and have requested for a six-month extension.