Facebook welcomes govt’s new guidelines

Facebook welcomes govt’s new guidelines


BUSINESS NEWS: Social media giant Facebook on Thursday said it has always been supportive of regulations that set guidelines for addressing “toughest challenges on the Internet”, and pledged its support to ensuring safety and security of users on the platform.


Calling itself an ally for India, Facebook said it will continue to work towards fuelling the digital transformation of India.


“The details of rules like these matter and we will carefully study the new rules that were just published. We acknowledge and appreciate the recognition from the Minister on the positive contributions of social media to the country,” a Facebook spokesperson said commenting on the new intermediary rules announced by the government earlier in the day.


The spokesperson added that the company welcomes regulations that set guidelines for addressing today’s toughest challenges on the Internet.


“Facebook is committed to people’s ability to freely and safely express themselves on our platforms. Facebook is an ally for India and the agenda of user safety and security is a critical one for our platforms. We will continue to work to ensure that our platforms play an enabling role in fuelling the exciting digital transformation of India,” the spokesperson added.


Google and Twitter did not comment on the new intermediary guidelines announced on Thursday.