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Government may let anyone to report social media companies for violating IT regulations in Form FIR

In the event that residents are offended by offensive material, such as deepfakes, the government would support them in bringing a formal complaint against social media companies for violating IT regulations.theindiaprint.com government may let anyone to report social media companies for violating it regula

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) will create a portal where users may report violations of IT rules by social media platforms, according to Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

The minister said, “Meity will help users to very easily notify it about violation of IT rules and assist them in filing FIRs.”

Following a meeting with social media sites, he was addressing the media. Chandrasekhar said, “As of today, there is zero tolerance for violating IT rules.”

The minister said that a FIR would be launched against the middleman and that the material posting company will be named if they reveal the origins of the content.

According to him, social media companies have seven days to update their terms of service in compliance with IT regulations.

 

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