Government preparing to crack down on social media including Facebook, Twitter

Pankaj Prasad
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Ashwini Vaishnav has said that there is a clear agreement in the country to make social media platforms more accountable.

Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that there is a clear agreement in the country to make social media platforms more accountable. He said that the government will bring necessary legal changes and regulation for this.

have a sense of responsibility

Vaishnav said that internet facility on mobile phones and social media platforms have brought powerful and transformative changes but with it should also come a sense of responsibility. He said that there is a need to make social media and the digital world more accountable.

If you have to change the law, then you will

Information Technology Minister said in a program of a private TV channel, whatever changes have to be made in the law, we will do it. Self-regulation is essential within media groups. Self-regulation will be done but whenever required, we will take all steps to make social media accountable.

Making social media accountable

Vaishnav said that both inside and outside Parliament, there is a consensus in the country that it is necessary to make social media accountable. He said, if you look around the world too, there is a tendency to make social media accountable. It is the same in India and legal steps will also be taken as I said.