While some pages are authorised as official political party pages by Facebook, some pay for pro- or anti-party content, but bypass conventional expenditure sheets by labelling themselves as “community” or “satire/parody” pages.
The rules, called Intermediaries Guidelines under the IT Act, are under process of revision in the wake of instances of violence and lynchings, affiliated with content posted on social media platforms.
It gives users new controls over the way Internet companies use their data. What are these changes, which will affect users beyond California too? How does the law compare with the privacy bill India has planned?
At a press meet, the activists also demanded cases under National Human Rights Commission and National Minorities Commission, suspension of guilty police officers and compensation for families of those killed.
If your post gets taken down on Facebook or Instagram, this would help present an appeals process. The board primarily will judge content moderation cases in consistency with the company’s policies, as well as formulate policy suggestions.
The Indian Express spoke to lawyers who worked behind the scenes till early Saturday morning, arguing in late night hearings, calling up senior police officers and law ministry officials to allow them to meet the detainees.
At 10 GB per month per phone, Indians use the most data in the world. As that graph shoots up and govt introduces a Bill supporting its push for localisation, The Indian Express takes stock of the country’s data centre market that is scrambling to catch up
As protesters, as well as local residents, reached out to the telecom companies for clarity on Twitter, Vodafone responded: “As per the directive received from the government, services are stopped at a few locations. As a result of this, you will not be able to use services till 1 pm at these locations.”
There are no detailed official data on Internet shutdowns in India. However, India is widely considered to be a world leader in cutting off access to the Net. This is how, when, and where it has been happening.