Social Media

Further disclosures by Facebook whistleblower reveal political bias

Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang has made fresh disclosures which raise further concerns about Facebook's functioning in India.

#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports for the month of March 2022

Google (including YouTube), Koo, Meta (Facebook and Instagram), ShareChat, Snap, Twitter and WhatsApp have released their reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the IT Rules 2021 for the month of March, 2022.

#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports for the month of February 2022

tl;drGoogle (including YouTube), Koo, Meta (Facebook and Instagram), ShareChat, Snap, Twitter and WhatsApp have released their reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the IT Rules 2021 for the month of February, 2022. The latest of these was published by WhatsApp and was published on April 1,

Oxford Pro Bono Publico releases its report on the Regulation of Digital Media and Intermediaries

To assist challenges to IT Rules, w​e reached out to Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) - a research centre at the Oxford University, requesting research on laws in other countries on social media platforms, digital news media and OTT platforms. OPBP has published their research report in December 2021.

#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports of August, 2021

Google (including YouTube), Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter have released their reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the IT Rules 2021 for the month of August.

MeitY blocks information about Actor Sushant Singh’s account takedown

Twitter unilaterally and arbitrarily suspended the account of Sushant Singh (@sushant_says) twice, i.e. on February 1 and May 26, 2021. We helped him file RTI requests with the Meity, DoT and MHA. Meity invoked the 2009 Blocking Rules and the RTI Act to deny information to Mr. Singh.

What to do if your social media account is blocked?

Refer to this explainer to understand what to do if your account is blocked on social media channels like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

DMCA Infringements: Much Ado About Copying?

In this explainer, we provide an insight into how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act came to be, how it affects us as Indian users of the internet and what we can do to peacefully coexist with DMCA.