Govt gives OTT, digital media players 15 days to furnish details on compliance with new rules

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Centre has written to the OTT and digital media platforms to furnish all their details and compliance status as per the new IT rules within 15 days. In its notice to the platforms, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said that a total of around 60 publishers and their… Continue reading Govt gives OTT, digital media players 15 days to furnish details on compliance with new rules

FB to push down all posts from users who share misinformation

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Facebook has announced to push down all posts by users who repeatedly share misinformation and fake content across its platforms, as it expands its fact-checking programme to individuals from Pages, Groups, Instagram accounts and domains. The social network said in a statement late on Wednesday that the new rule applies… Continue reading FB to push down all posts from users who share misinformation

Facebook to no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was lab made

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook will no longer remove claims posted on its platforms that Covid-19 is either man-made or lab manufactured, as US President Joe Biden has called upon intelligence agencies to probe the so-called “lab-leak hypothesis”. The social network had earlier banned such claims as part of its Covid-19 misinformation policy. A… Continue reading Facebook to no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was lab made

Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary guidelines and is working towards it. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)… Continue reading Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

By Aarti Tikoo Sing(IANS) The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in India. According to top official sources, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and… Continue reading Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

FB takes 300 enforcement actions against people abusing its platform

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS):¬†Facebook has taken over 300 enforcement actions against people who abuse its platform in the past year, including sending cease and desist letters, disabling accounts, filing lawsuits or requesting assistance from hosting providers to get them taken down. The company said it has taken a tough stance over data scraping. Scraping… Continue reading FB takes 300 enforcement actions against people abusing its platform

Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Facebook, often criticised for its role in human rights abuses? online, has introduced a new corporate human rights policy, covering all of the social network and a fund to support human rights defenders. The new policy sets out the human rights standards Facebook will strive to respect as defined in… Continue reading Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy

Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide and now a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday. WhatsApp said they are moving… Continue reading Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy