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Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to be banned in India?

Social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may face a ban in India if they do not comply with the new Intermediary Guidelines. These social media giants have been put on notice by the Centre with a warning about their failure to comply with a set of guidelines that come into effect in two days.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) notified the rules in the gazette on February 25 and asked social media companies to comply within three months.

Barring Koo, none of the players including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has complied with the new regulations. Meanwhile, Twitter said they keep their own fact-checkers that neither identifies nor reveal how the facts are being investigated. Also, Facebook aims to comply with the provisions but wants to have more discussion with the government to maintain freedom of speech.

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