The government on Thursday said it has no plans to block any social media platform in the country and regularly interacts with social media companies on various issues like accountability of such platforms and safety of users. Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajiv Chandrashekhar in a written reply to a question told Rajya Sabha that though some users misuse social media platforms to create hatred and malice among the people of the country, still no social media platform or any No other mediator can destroy India’s democracy.
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He said, “At present, the government has no plans to block any social media platform in the country.” and answers them appropriately. Chandrashekhar asserted, “Indian democracy has its roots in the Constitution and constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights for every citizen. No social media platform or any other mediator can destroy our democracy.
He said that under the provision of section 69-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the government blocks malicious online content in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, security of India, friendly relations with foreign states or public. Asked whether the government proposes to regularize social media in the country, Chandrashekhar said the aim of the policies is to ensure fair, open and reliable internet. “The government policies are aimed at ensuring free, fair, open and reliable internet and intermediaries are allowed to operate in the country as long as they comply with applicable laws including the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 and rules,” he said. We do.”
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Chandrashekhar said that the Ministry of Electronics and IT has made provisions of section 69A of the IT Act to block certain apps by following the procedure specified in the Information Technology (Procedure and Security for Preventing Access to Information by the Public) Rules, 2009. is implemented. He said that it has been the endeavor of the government to create an efficient and investor-friendly policy environment in the country.
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