Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp Messenger might risk bans in India due to non-compliance with new information technology rules (May 26). According to the Hindustan Times, no social networking app has complied with the new regulations, with the exception of India's indigenous microblogging app 'Barring Koo.'
The Indian government required Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp Messenger to meet new IT guidelines in February of this year. According to the article, Facebook stated yesterday that it plans to follow the new standards and is working to put the operational mechanism in place. According to India's new legislation, social media networks must employ a Chief Compliance Officer, a Nodal Contact Person, and a Resident Greens Officer.
Officials from the Indian Ministry of Information Technology informed the Press Trust of India that social media businesses need a structure in place to handle public complaints and requests in this respect and that they must follow the new guidelines. If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp Messenger do not fulfill these regulations, their existing status in India may be revoked.