Google, Facebook, Telegram, LinkedIn and Tiger Global-backed Indian startups ShareChat and Co fully or partially comply with the South Asian country’s new IT rules, according to two people familiar with the matter and an official note from TechCrunch. The new IT rules in India, published in February this year, require companies to comply with the requirements for impartiality, nodal points of reference and contact details of representative’s responsible redressals of grievances.
The aforesaid agencies have complied with this requirement, official notes and a person familiar with the matter said. Companies were required to comply with new IT rules this week. Twitter has not yet complied with the rules. A note prepared by New Delhi said, “Late last night on Twitter, a lawyer working in a law firm in India sent a contact sharing details as their nodal contact person and complaint officer,” a note prepared by New Delhi further said that the rules should be direct to the said officials Will be employees. Tensions have been running high between Twitter and the Indian government lately. This week, Delhi police visited the Twitter office “to give a notice” about its investigation into classifying Indian politicians’ tweets as misleading.
Twitter called the move a form of intimidation, citing concerns about its employees and urging the government to respect citizens’ right to freedom of speech. WhatsApp has complied with the above rules, but not with traceability requirements, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against the Indian government earlier this week over the need to find a way to find the messenger. WhatsApp says that in order to be able to comply with this rule, every user has to compromise on privacy.It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. TechCrunch first said on Wednesday that India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information technology had asked social media companies for an update on their loyalty status. India is a major overseas market for several technology giants, including Facebook and Google, both of which make the country its largest market for users. Neighboring Pakistan, which proposed the same rules as India last year, had to withdraw after technology giants threatened to leave the country united.