Social media platforms to follow ‘code of ethics’ in all future elections: EC

News:Internet Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) has said that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have agreed to follow the voluntary code of ethics in all future elections. Facts: About Voluntary code of ethics:The features of Voluntary Code of Ethics are as follows: Social Media platforms will voluntarily undertake information, education and communication campaigns… Continue reading Social media platforms to follow ‘code of ethics’ in all future elections: EC

Australia to toughen laws on social media

Australian government has proposed a new law that could punish social media companies and their executives if they do not remove abhorrent violent material from their platforms.The law was proposed after the recent attack on Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. The legislation described abhorrent violent material as any content produced by a perpetrator that captures… Continue reading Australia to toughen laws on social media

Guard against misuse, social media platforms told

The parliamentary panel on information technology asked social media platforms such as Facebook,Instagram and WhatsApp to ensure that their platforms are not misused to (a)spread fake news (b)incite violence (c)pose a threat to India’s security or (d)to let foreign powers meddle in the upcoming general election. Fake news is the deliberate creation of factually incorrect… Continue reading Guard against misuse, social media platforms told