India looks at increasing control of social media platforms

India is one of the top sources of government requests for content takedowns to Twitter Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. around the globe.

India looks at increasing control of social media platforms
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India is considering setting up an appeals panel with the power to overrule decisions by major social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to suspend or block users' accounts for a variety of violations.

The details were released in a document seeking input on proposed changes to IT policies. The IT policies were enacted last year with the purpose of regulating and making social media content more accountable. It imposed a 30-day deadline for appeals against company grievance officers' rulings, with the panels themselves getting another 30 days to consider the case.