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Indian Government Allows Citizens To File FIRs For IT Rule Violations On Social Media

<p>In the event that residents are offended by offensive material, such as deepfakes, the government would support them in bringing a formal complaint against social media companies for violating IT regulations.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-287826″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati-750×563.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com govt to enable citizens to file fir against social media firms for it rule violati” width=”1316″ height=”988″ title=”Indian Government Allows Citizens To File FIRs For IT Rule Violations On Social Media 3″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati-750×563.jpg 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati-1024×768.jpg 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati-150×113.jpg 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-govt-to-enable-citizens-to-file-fir-against-social-media-firms-for-it-rule-violati.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 1316px) 100vw, 1316px” /></p>
<p>The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) will create a portal where users may report violations of IT rules by social media platforms, according to Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.</p>
<p>“Meity will assist users to very easily notify it about violation of IT rules and assist them in filing FIRs,” stated the minister.</p>
<p>Following a meeting with social media sites, he was addressing the media. Chandrasekhar said, “As of today, there is zero tolerance for violating IT rules.”</p>
<p>The minister said that a FIR would be launched against the middleman and that the material posting company will be named if they reveal the origins of the content.</p>
<p>According to him, social media companies have seven days to update their terms of service in compliance with IT regulations.</p>

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