As time runs out, Facebook said on Tuesday, said it aimed to comply with the provisions of Information Technology rules and was in discussion with the government on a few more issues.
They seek an extension of the deadline which is provided by the government for compliance, internet majors not indicated yet that till when they will be able to comply with the revised rules and regulations.
“Pursuant to the IT Rules, we are working to implement operational processes and improve efficiencies. Facebook remains committed to people’s ability to freely and safely express themselves on our platform,” a spokesperson for the company said.
The statements come after the news reported that none of the top social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, had appointed a resident grievance officer, a chief compliance officer, and a nodal contact person as per the government norms announced on February 25. The new guideline for social media platforms announced three months ago and these companies have to comply with the rules before 26th May.
Meanwhile, a Google spokesperson said the company respected India’s legislative process and had a long history of responding to government requests to remove content where the content either violated local law or its own product policies.
“We have consistently invested in significant product changes, resources, and personnel to ensure that we’re combating illegal content in an effective and fairway, and in order to comply with local laws in the jurisdictions that we operate in. We realize that our work in keeping our platforms secure is never done and we will continue to refine our existing approaches, and evolve our policies and be as transparent as possible about how we make decisions,” a spokesperson for the company said.
The Ministry, had, however, said platforms will be liable to disclose the originator of the message “only for the purposes of prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of an offense related to sovereignty and integrity of India,” among others.