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Govt weighs single policy for all social media firms

The centre has initiated preliminary discussions on the merits of having a single nodal policy governing all social media companies in the country, top officials told ET, terming the intra ministry talks as preliminary. The ambit of such a policy will include actions such as tagging tweets or media, blocking or suspending accounts along with responding to user requests, the sources said. The government’s initiative is being led by a growing perception that internal policies of social media companies–most of which are headquartered in the US–are “arbitrary” and is leading to “online harm" and "discrimination" for users , according […]

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