New Delhi: Facebook has lastly commented on the foundations issued by the IT Ministry on February after which social media platforms got three months to adjust to these guidelines.
Facebook stated that it goals to adjust to the provisions of the IT guidelines and proceed to debate a couple of of the problems which want extra engagement with the federal government.
The authorities’s guidelines will come into impact from May 26th, which is three months after the brand new guidelines beneath Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021 have been notified to the social media platforms.
A Facebook spokesperson was quoted by ANI as saying, “We aim to comply with the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss a few of the issues which need more engagement with the government. Pursuant to the IT rules, we are working to implement operational processes and improve efficiencies”.
“Facebook remains committed to people’s ability to freely and safely express themselves on our platform,” the spokesperson continued.
These social media platforms are more likely to lose their protections as intermediaries a high official revealed on Monday to IANS.
“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,” high official advised IANS.
The guidelines embrace, a requirement to nominate a Chief Compliance Officer, a Nodal Contact Person and a Resident Grievance Officer in India who must publicly put up title and call deal with and that the grievance officer should acknowledge the grievance inside 24 hours and dispose it of inside 15 days and supply causes to the complainant of any motion/inaction.
Facebook lastly revealed its resolution immediately as most platforms have replied that they may await directions from their firm headquarters within the US.