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India Plans to Regulate Social Media as It Can Cause Disruption

Oct. 21, 2019, 1:07 PM

India plans to introduce rules to regulate social media because it can cause “unimaginable disruption” to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said in a legal document filed in the nation’s Supreme Court on Monday.

The government needs three months to formulate the rules to regulate social media platforms offered by companies such as Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. to curb circulation of fake news, according to the document seen by Bloomberg. Rules will help in curbing growing threats to “individual rights and nation’s integrity, sovereignty, and security,” according to the filing. A spokesman at the Ministry of Electronics...

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