India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter

India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter

India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter

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Aljazeera says India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation.

New Delhi’s planned Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code come as various nations around the world try to assert tighter control over powerful Big Tech firms.

In India, Twitter ignored orders to remove content over farmers’ protests, heightening the zeal of PM Narendra Modi’s government since 2018 to tighten regulation for content it deems disinformation or unlawful.

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