India Will Not Be Cowed In Internet Consultations: Tech Minister | 10/25/2017 | Staff
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – India will hold wide consultations with internet companies before finalizing rules to regulate content on social media but will not hold back from framing laws that safeguard national interest, the country’s technology minister said.

India, one of the world’s biggest internet markets, in late December proposed rules that will compel platforms such as Facebook, its WhatsApp messenger service and Twitter to remove within 24 hours unlawful content, such as anything that affects the “sovereignty and integrity of India”.

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The draft rules have prompted intense lobbying by technology companies, which say the proposals “impose burdensome obligations”.

The rules, if implemented in their current form, are also likely to raise costs for companies by requiring them to monitor online content around the clock.

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New Delhi, which is in the process of finalizing the so-called intermediary rules, will be fair to all stakeholders, technology...
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