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India to ban Chinese-linked betting and lending app amid security fears An IT law allows the government to block public access to content in the interest of national security, among other reasons that are usually confidential.
India releases guidelines for social media influencers accepting paid promotions As the market of social media influencers is getting bigger in India, the South Asian nation has introduced endorsement guidelines to limit unfair trade practices and misleading promotions on the web.
India proposes social media firms rely on fact checking by gov’t agencies The Indian government has proposed making the Press Bureau of India and its other agencies the arbiter of truth on what information is misleading for social media firms and other internet companies as they oversee their users’ data in the South Asian market.
If You Think No One Downloads Facebook Anymore, Think Again Because You Are Wrong Of the 500 million devices in 2022 the Facebook app got downloaded for the first time, 136M were recorded in India, as per AppFigures data. This is followed by Indonesia, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Egypt. These countries make 70% of Facebooks new downloads in 2022.
Why India banned TikTok and what the US can learn, as pressure mounts for Biden to follow suit To see what could happen if the US were to ban TikTok, analysts say to look at India, where Meta, YouTube, and Snapchat were able to flourish after the Chinese app was banned by New Delhi.
USA: Bytedance under preasure with FCC Commissioner saying India set an ‘incredibly important precedent’ by banning TikTok Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the FCC, warned that TikTok “operates as a sophisticated surveillance tool,” and told the Indian daily Economic Times that banning the social app is a “natural next step in our efforts to secure communication network”.
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