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Asian internet lobby to fight India's plans to police social media content

The proposal drafted by India's technology ministry in December would compel Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove within 24 hours content deemed to be unlawful

Reuters 

An Asian internet lobby group, whose members include Alphabet's Google and Facebook, on Thursday criticised Indian government's plans to regulate social media content. The proposal drafted by India's technology ministry in December would compel Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove within 24 hours content deemed to be unlawful, including anything affecting the "sovereignty and integrity of India". Tech giants are preparing to fight the changes in the "intermediary guidelines", Reuters has reported. "While Internet intermediaries fully ...

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First Published: Sat, February 02 2019. 09:27 IST
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