Explained: No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India from today
Will India ban Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and all other social media platforms in the country? Well, no. We explain the entire scenario in 10 simple points. Read on.
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Will big social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, among a few others get banned in India? Well, that is what several reports claimed in the last 24 hours, but unfortunately, these are all claims with no valid reason. Absolutely baseless. So, we suggest, you take any report that suggests that these big social media platforms will be banned/blocked in India with a pinch of salt as nothing of that sort will happen, at least any time soon. Today is May 26, and Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and all other “significant social media” platforms are still working just fine in the country.
So, why were hashtags like Twitter ban, WhatsApp ban, Facebook ban, Instagram ban and other related ones trending in India on Tuesday, May 25? Well, that’s because the new IT rules and guidelines come into effect starting today, May 26. This means, all social media platforms will need to comply with the new IT rules and regulations.
2) As per the IT rules, big tech companies, the government calls them “significant social media”, should have a chief compliance officer in India who can quickly respond to government demands and needs as and when required.