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MEITY Grievance Appellate Committees

The IT Rules of 2021 say that Social Media Companies such as Facebook should compulsorily appoint Grievance officers. These officers should be from India. They will oversee the complaints made by social media users. Now the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is forming a committee to which these officers will report to. The committee ..

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Competition (Amendment) Bill

The Competition Act aims to promote healthy competition in India. The main intention of the act is to avoid monopoly. Take Facebook for instance. Some economists are of the opinion that Facebook exhibits a monopoly. Meaning, it wants to rule the world of digital messaging. To achieve this, Facebook bought almost every competitor that entered ..

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Instagram Amber Alerts to find Missing Children

Recently, Meta announced to roll out ‘AMBER alerts’ to Instagram across 25 countries. Key Facts AMBER alerts will help users to get notifications of missing children in the area. This feature was already present on Meta’s Facebook app since 2015, that has helped in finding hundreds of children. If law enforcement activate AMBER Alert and people ..

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UK Digital Markets Unit

In the United Kingdom, large tech companies like Facebook and Google will have to follow the new competition rules, or else huge fines will be imposed on them by the government. UK’s new Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will have the power to put a stop to the predatory practices that are followed by some firms. ..

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European Union New Internet Rules

The European Union finalized new legislation that will require the world’s big tech companies to remove harmful content. This is the latest move of the union to regulate the world’s online giants. Overview: The Digital Services Act (DSA) has the aim of ensuring tougher consequences for websites and platforms that will be hosting banned content ..

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WWF Report on Online Wildlife Trade

The World Wildlife Fund has released a report stating that in Myanmar illegal purchases of wildlife online are increasing which is causing a threat to both endangered species and public health. Findings of the report Following the 2021 military takeover causing political turmoil, enforcement of bans on such transactions has weakened. By 74 percent such ..

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