India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

The government of India has proposed new rules to prevent the spread of fake news and misinformation about social media, and local civil liberties groups are not happy. At the end of last month, the Internet Free Foundation announced that the new rule would serve as a “hacker to free speech freedom.”

The proposed rule will amend IT Section 79 of India. Online commerce and cybercriminals. The IT Act works in a similar way to the US Communications Decency Act and the specific parts to be modified are very similar to those of section 230.

Once an amendment is approved, Indian government on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter considers it inappropriate to potentially affect the way content is delivered outside of India’s borders. In addition, when the government requests information, the modified law is applied to generate a user message that has serious legal problems with end-to-end encryption services such as WhatsApp.

The platform should also remind users of their privacy policy every month.

Once the new rules are approved, the platform should introduce a new tool that automatically flags content that the Indian government has already considered illegal. According to Wired this includes “hate speech, defamation, child abuse and rape depiction for certain protected groups”.

Child abuse and portrayal of rape seems to be a common sense rule BuzzFeed News Some supporters worry that these new requirements can hinder freedom of speech and activate mass surveillance.

There are advocates who worry that adding the same detoxification clause as included in the Indian government’s amendment could be used to engage the rule in citizen communication. According to Bloomberg traceability provisions require a platform to discontinue end-to-end encryption and preserve information for 180 days if the investigation is proposed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long said that his team is building a better artificial intelligence system to automatically flag content that violates platform rules before it gets published. However, content that violates these rules will affect your news feeds on a daily basis. Last month, Tumblr implemented its own artificial intelligence tool to remove pornography, but failed to properly display some items. Erotic erotic artwork has been reported and some pornography is still on the site.

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