New IT rules will ensure responsible social media ecosystem : Vaishnaw

India’s Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the implementation of the new IT rules and said that these norms will ensure a safer and more responsible social media ecosystem in India.

Taking to the India-made micro-blogging platform Koo, the minister said that he reviewed the implementation and compliance of the new guidelines along with the Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

“Reviewed the implementation and compliance of Information Technology Rules, 2021, along with my colleague Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Ji. These guidelines are empowering and protecting users and will ensure a safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India,” he said.

Vaishnaw took charge of the ministry at a time when the government and the US-headquartered micro-blogging platform Twitter are at loggerheads over the new norms with the previous IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad publicly blaming Twitter of flouting norms.

However, Twitter has finally appointed Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance officer (RGO) for India.

The Delhi High Court has said that there is no interim protection for Twitter and the Centre is free to take any action if the micro-blogging site breaches the new IT rules. Twitter has lost its intermediary status in the country.

… With IANS inputs

https://www.thestatesman.com/india/new-rules-will-ensure-responsible-social-media-ecosystem-vaishnaw-1502980819.html

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