Facebook has issued a statement as the government’s deadline is approaching.
With the deadline to follow the rules set for all the social media companies operating in the country, a big statement has come from Facebook on this matter. The company has said that it will follow these rules, it is in talks on some issues. “Our goal is to comply with the provisions of the IT regulations and continue to discuss some of the issues that need to be discussed with the government,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Facebook said, “In accordance with IT regulations, we are working to implement operational procedures and improve efficiency. Facebook is committed to the ability of people on our platform to express themselves freely and securely.’
On 25 February 2021, the Central Government was asked by the Ministry of Electronics and IT of India to appoint compliance officers, nodal officers etc. within 3 months to regulate the digital content and all of them should be in India. Under the order given by the government, companies have to appoint compliance officers and their name and contact address should be of India, things like complaint resolution, monitoring of objectionable content, compliance reports and removal of objectionable material.
Under this new rule, a committee will also be formed in which people from the Ministry of Defence, External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Law, IT and Ministry of Women and Child Development will be there. They will have the right to hear complaints of violation of the code of conduct. If sources are to be believed, these social media platforms have not yet implemented these rules.