“Big Step Towards Transparency”: RS Prasad Praises FB, Google For Complying With IT Rules

“Big Step Towards Transparency”: RS Prasad Praises FB, Google For Complying With IT Rules

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad this afternoon said that Removal of “offensive posts” by social media giants like Google, Facebook and Instagram is a “big step towards transparency”.

After the government’s new IT rules came into effect, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad this afternoon said that Removal of “offensive posts” by social media giants like Google, Facebook and Instagram is a “big step towards transparency”.

In its maiden monthly compliance report as mandated by the IT rules, social media giant Facebook said it “actioned” over 30 million content pieces across 10 violation categories during May 15-June 15 in the country.

During the same period, Instagram took action against about two million pieces across nine categories.

“Nice to see significant social media platforms like Google, Facebook and Instagram following the new IT Rules. First compliance report on voluntary removal of offensive posts published by them as per IT Rules is a big step towards transparency,” Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted today.

Social media websites, which have over 50 lakh users, become more accountable under the IT rules for the third-party content for the first time.


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