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India imposes new rules on Facebook, WhatsApp – Sydney Morning Herald

Facebook faced a global backlash last week after it blocked news feeds in Australia in a dispute with the government over revenue-sharing.

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They will require big social media companies to set up a grievance redressal mechanism and within three months appoint new executives to coordinate with law enforcement.
Social media firms should be more responsible and accountable, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for information technology, told reporters in outlining the rules.
A roadside SIM card vendor takes a mugshot of a customer before selling a mobile connection to him near Delhi, India. Credit:AP
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