New Delhi. The Central Government, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha to a question regarding the banning of social media platforms during the Monsoon session of Parliament, said that the government has no such intention. Minister of State for Information Technology Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that the government has no plans to block any social media platform in India. However, he also made it clear that the central government will prohibit objectionable online content under Section-69A of the IT Act, 2000.
The central government is constantly talking to social media companies
Minister of State Chandrashekhar said that online content that hurts India’s sovereignty and integrity, national security, defence, friendly relations with other countries or law and order will be banned under the law. He told that the central government is constantly in talks with social media companies. Along with this, there is a constant warning about their accountability and the safety of the users. He expressed confidence that no social media platform or other intermediary can harm the democracy of the country.
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No social media platform can harm democracy
The Central Government said that Fundamental Rights have been given to every citizen in the Constitution of the country. The foundation of the country’s democracy is our constitution. He said that some users are creating mutual hatred on social media platforms. Still, no social media platform can harm the democracy of the country in any way.
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