India’s government offers new rules to tighten regulations requiring tech giants like Facebook to “be more responsible”

Recently, Australia enacted a bargaining law for news media, requiring Facebook and Google to pay or buy their news from Australian media, while Facebook insisted not to pay and blocked all Australian news. Countries around the world are gradually feeling the influence and power of social media on the world. India recently proposed new regulations for the online social giant, strictly requiring Facebook to ensure corporate compliance with local laws and regulations, as well as the establishment of an ombudsman to handle complaints from Indian Facebook users, and thirdly, the establishment of a 24-hour contact person to deal with Indian law enforcement agencies.

The Indian government announced yesterday (25) that it will impose strict controls on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and in addition to the three new requirements mentioned above, it will also refuse to allow content that the government considers untrue or illegal to appear on social media software. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would set up a complaint redress mechanism for large social media companies and appoint a director to coordinate with law enforcement agencies. Indian Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad added that social media companies should be more responsible and accountable.

But so far, neither Facebook nor Twitter social media companies have responded to Indian authorities.

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