India announced new rules to regulate big social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, to tighten control over Big Tech firms. The rules came after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers’ protests.
The new measures will require big social media companies to set up a grievance redressal mechanism and appoint executives to coordinate with law enforcement.
Companies would be obliged to reveal the originator of a message or post within 36 hours, when asked through a legal order.
India’s rules will also require video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime to classify content into five categories based on users’ age.