Will big social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, among a few others be banned in India? Well, that is what several reports claimed in the last 24 hours, but unfortunately, they are all claims with no valid reason. So, we suggest, you take any report that suggests that these big social media platforms will be banned in india with a pinch of salt as nothing of that sort will happen, at least any time soon. Today is May 26, and Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and all other “significant social media” platforms are still working just fine in the country.
So, why were hashtags like Twitter ban, WhatsApp ban, Facebook ban, Instagram ban and other related ones trending in India on Tuesday, May 25? Well, that’s because the new IT rules and guidelines come into effect starting today, May 26.
This means, all social media platforms will need to comply with the new IT rules and regulations.
By Journalist Hannan Fatima