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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby darshan » 21 Feb 2021 21:40

UP Police register case against 8 Twitter handles including Barkha Dutt’s The Mojo Story for fake news on Unnao case
https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/fir-fil ... nnao-case/
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The case has been registered under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act against The Mojo Story (Barkha Dutt’s news agency), @NilimDutta (Chairman of Unified People’s Movement), @janjagranlive (News agency), @SurajKrBaudh (Spokesperson Azad Samaj Party), @VijayAmbedkarUP (Jai Bhim IT team), @Abhaykumarazad9 (Bhim Army Member), @Rahuldiwkr (Gadge Youth Brigade leader) and @BhimSenaChief (Nawab Satpal Tanwar).
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Postby vijayk » 22 Feb 2021 03:27

darshan wrote:
UP Police register case against 8 Twitter handles including Barkha Dutt’s The Mojo Story for fake news on Unnao case
https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/fir-fil ... nnao-case/
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The case has been registered under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act against The Mojo Story (Barkha Dutt’s news agency), @NilimDutta (Chairman of Unified People’s Movement), @janjagranlive (News agency), @SurajKrBaudh (Spokesperson Azad Samaj Party), @VijayAmbedkarUP (Jai Bhim IT team), @Abhaykumarazad9 (Bhim Army Member), @Rahuldiwkr (Gadge Youth Brigade leader) and @BhimSenaChief (Nawab Satpal Tanwar).
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I think they need to file cases against Twitter too

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Mollick.R » 22 Feb 2021 12:24

X-post from 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis Dhagga...........

Govt working on law to regulate social media: Ram Madhav
PTI Last Updated: Feb 21, 2021, 01:55 PM IST

Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said that social media has become so powerful that it can even topple governments, leading to anarchy and weakening democracy, and solutions to tackle this are needed to be found within the constitutional framework.

"Social media is so powerful that it can even topple governments and regulating them is difficult as they are borderless. These forces can promote anarchy, which will weaken democracy but solutions should be within the constitutional framework," he said at the event hosted by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation on Saturday evening.
The existing laws are not adequate for this, he said. "We require new rules and laws to tackle and manage. The government is already working in this direction. he added.

Read full story from// Nicey wala ET Link :D :D

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/govt-working-on-law-to-regulate-social-media-ram-madhav/articleshow/81135541.cms?utm_source=ETTopNews&utm_medium=HP&utm_campaign=TN&utm_content=23

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Mollick.R » 25 Feb 2021 14:15

New IT rules: Social media platforms must remove content within 36 hours of govt order
MONEYCONTROL NEWS FEBRUARY 25, 2021 / 01:17 PM IST

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter must remove content as early as possible, but not later than 36 hours, after a government or legal order, according to new Information Technology rules released on February 25.

These companies must also provide inform and help with investigations within 72 hours of a request from authorities, said the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, a copy of which Moneycontrol reviewed.

Platforms must remove content that depicts an individual in a sexual act or conduct, or in full or partial nudity, within 24 hours of receiving a complaint.
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Furthermore, platforms should appoint a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) within 3 months from the date of publication of these rules. The CCO shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act and rules. They should also appoint a nodal person of contact for 24x7 coordination with law enforcement agencies and officers to ensure compliance with their orders or requisitions made in accordance with the provisions of law or rules made thereunder.


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/new-it-rules-social-media-platforms-must-remove-content-within-36-hours-of-govt-order-6572181.html

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Manish_P » 25 Feb 2021 17:18

:lol:

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Postby vijayk » 26 Feb 2021 00:56

Mollick.R wrote:New IT rules: Social media platforms must remove content within 36 hours of govt order
MONEYCONTROL NEWS FEBRUARY 25, 2021 / 01:17 PM IST

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter must remove content as early as possible, but not later than 36 hours, after a government or legal order, according to new Information Technology rules released on February 25.

These companies must also provide inform and help with investigations within 72 hours of a request from authorities, said the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, a copy of which Moneycontrol reviewed.

Platforms must remove content that depicts an individual in a sexual act or conduct, or in full or partial nudity, within 24 hours of receiving a complaint.
.
.
.
.
Furthermore, platforms should appoint a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) within 3 months from the date of publication of these rules. The CCO shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act and rules. They should also appoint a nodal person of contact for 24x7 coordination with law enforcement agencies and officers to ensure compliance with their orders or requisitions made in accordance with the provisions of law or rules made thereunder.


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/new-it-rules-social-media-platforms-must-remove-content-within-36-hours-of-govt-order-6572181.html


We need some liability/criminal clauses to hold executives responsible
Even let people sue them for violation of privacy/bullying

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Suraj » 26 Feb 2021 01:25

Rishi Bagree Flag of India
@rishibagree
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Govt puts out user base (in crores) of Big Tech social media players in India

53 Whatsapp
45 YouTube
41 Facebook
21 Instagram
2 Twitter

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby mukkan » 26 Feb 2021 07:47

Not surprising, so whatsapp has 100% penetration in India smartphones. So much power never seen before!

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby darshan » 27 Feb 2021 07:32

Not sure why this couldn't have been on some desi platforms. Any interested party would have been forced to adapt.
Gujarat High Court to have its channel on Telegram app
https://www.deshgujarat.com/2021/02/26/ ... egram-app/
In a first, the Gujarat High Court has made announcement to start from 1st March, its own channel at messaging app Telegram to give updates on daily notices, cause lists, circulars, press releases, Youtube Live streaming links, miscellaneous notifications etc. The High Court is the first in the country to have started live streaming of proceeding from chief justice court on YouTube on trial basis.

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Kaivalya » 27 Feb 2021 10:10

Here is another dimension to SM :

Stock market tips that can make a stock go from almost zero to relatively a lot. Legal implications are good and bad. We dont have to invoke national security to muzzle SM : common sense based law will do :

https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/sec-scouring-social-media-too-210512746.html

In my opinion SEC is trying to control trading which is the only thing they are empowered to do. That is only mitigating the secondary effect - primary effect being unverified garbage posted.

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby darshan » 02 Mar 2021 21:48

Twitter forces user to delete tweet highlighting Hindu victims of Godhra massacre, days after it refused to block fake news
https://www.opindia.com/2021/03/twitter ... -massacre/
A user said that her account was locked for a period of time for posting a photograph of the Godhra Massacre with the caption ‘Never Forget’. The user was asked by Twitter to delete the tweet in order to regain access to her account or she could appeal against the action.

Concerns regarding Twitter’s left-wing bias with regards to censorship has been a dominant concern for quite some time. While tweets highlighting the Hindu victims of Godhra massacre were forced to be deleted, the platform refused to block accounts and tweets that peddled incendiary fake news capable of inciting law and order unrest in the country during the farmer protests.

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby chetak » 02 Mar 2021 22:16

darshan wrote:Not sure why this couldn't have been on some desi platforms. Any interested party would have been forced to adapt.
Gujarat High Court to have its channel on Telegram app
https://www.deshgujarat.com/2021/02/26/ ... egram-app/
In a first, the Gujarat High Court has made announcement to start from 1st March, its own channel at messaging app Telegram to give updates on daily notices, cause lists, circulars, press releases, Youtube Live streaming links, miscellaneous notifications etc. The High Court is the first in the country to have started live streaming of proceeding from chief justice court on YouTube on trial basis.


IIRC, telegram is a desi app.

it has been midwifed by one of the airtel group's owner's sons who apparently is the app owner.

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby Tanaji » 02 Mar 2021 22:24

Uh no... it was started by 2 Russians. There is nothing Indian about it remotely.

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Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Postby chetak » 02 Mar 2021 22:52

Tanaji wrote:Uh no... it was started by 2 Russians. There is nothing Indian about it remotely.


Sorry, I was thinking Hike. My bad

Hike Messenger, also called Hike Sticker Chat, was an Indian freeware, cross-platform instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP) application which was launched on 12 December 2012 by Kavin Bharti Mittal and is now owned by Hike Private Limited.


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