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400 Million Social Media Users Set to Lose Anonymity in India: Report

400 Million Social Media Users Set to Lose Anonymity in India: Report

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  1. “The Internet and Mobile Association of India (…) responded that the requirements “would be a violation of the right to privacy recognized by the Supreme Court.”

    But the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is expected to publish the new rules later this month without major changes, according to a government official familiar with the matter.”

    BTW, these rules are constructed two years ago, three years after the start of the G4 network boom.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/400-million-social-media-users-set-to-lose-anonymity-in-india-report-2179379) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The requirement comes as governments around the world are trying to hold social media companies more accountable for the content that circulates on their platforms, whether it's fake news, child porn, racist invective or terrorism-related content.

    > The rules cover all social media and messaging apps with more than 5 million users.

    > WhatsApp refused a request from the government to reveal the origins of the rumors, citing its promise of privacy and end-to-end encryption for its 400 million Indian users.

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