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Googles too after Facebook, ready to accept government’s new IT rules

There is a lot of uproar at present about the new IT rules and guidelines issued by the government for social media and OTT platforms. WhatsApp has even knocked on the Delhi High Court. WhatsApp has said that implementing the new guidelines of the government will end the privacy of its users and will also be a violation of the constitution. Meanwhile, Facebook has said that it has no objection to the new guidelines. After Facebook, now Google has also said that it will offer its services in India as per the new guidelines of the government. A Google spokesperson said that we have realized that we have never been successful in keeping our platform completely secure but we will not give up our efforts. We will keep our policy as transparent as possible. We respect the law of the Government of India. We have a long history with the Government of India that whenever there is a complaint about any objectionable content, we investigate it and then remove it as and when required. We will fully comply with local law. Earlier on Tuesday, Facebook also said that it will work according to the new guidelines of the government, although Facebook also said that it is in talks with the government on many other issues.

In February this year, Cabinet Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice in the Government of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government welcomes the right to criticize and disagree, but social media should be a platform for users to complain is a must. Under the new rules, social media platforms must have a grievance redressal mechanism, they will also have to mention the name of a grievance officer who will file a grievance within 24 hours and settle it in 15 days.