Social media is an important part of our life. We spend most of our time on this, so the government keeps on bringing new rules and changes for our safety. Continuing this series, let us know about it.
Grievance Appeal Committee
IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday launched a grievance appeal committee that will look into appeals by users against decisions taken by social media platforms. Chandrasekhar told that it is a digital platform, which has been named Grievance Appeal Committee (GAC). It will act as a powerful tool, which helps in ensuring the accountability of the platform to its users.
IT rules are getting stronger
The IT rules were strengthened in October to pave the way for the formation of a Centre-appointed panel. In doing so, the social media platform has resolved to address complaints received by users on content and other issues.
Do not present hidden terms in advertisements
Last Monday, the central government told that there should not be any hidden conditions in the advertisements on social media. This change is being done keeping in the interest of the consumers. Not only this, the government has said that the hidden terms of the advertisement should be prominently displayed. If users show these terms through hashtags or links, it will be against the rules.
Recently, during an event organized by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in Mumbai, Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said that social media advertising needs to be run responsibly. Along with this, he emphasized that there are 500 million social media users in the whole country, and in such a situation, everyone should fulfill their responsibility.