India’s Political Leaders Want To Regulate, Control Facebook, Twitter & Social Media
Not talking about the good and bad aspects of social media!
But don’t you think we should?
People anonymously post fake news and trolls just to spread hate. Again civilized people are forgetting about civilized manners on these platforms. People are not accountable for the wrong works and the fake news.
Fake IDs, pseudonyms and unverified user accounts are so common nowadays.
An Indian parliamentary panel has urged that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook be treated as publishers and that a regulatory agency be established to oversee them, possibly exposing the corporations to additional liability for user-generated content.
Content Coming From Unverified Accounts
According to Bloomberg, a high-level parliamentary committee made such proposals on Monday, asking for stricter restrictions to recognise them as publishers and better protection of personal data.
According to the two sources who were not authorised to speak to the media, the panel is requesting stricter guidelines because present legislation considering these social media platforms as intermediaries do not go far enough in terms of control. They also claimed that the current provisions in the law on personal data protection are overly wide.
Impact On The Operations Of Public And Private Companies
They suggested that a method be established to hold social media platforms accountable for content posted by unverified accounts.
P. P. Chaudhary, the panel’s chairman and a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said the report’s recommendations will be delivered to parliament when it reconvenes on Nov. 29. He refused to comment on the report’s contents.
If these recommendations are included in the new bill and ratified by parliament, it might have a significant impact on how public and private enterprises operate in the world’s largest social media market.