Social media verification is required under the IT Rules... Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar

Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules) make the verification of social media accounts mandatory . The rules also make intermediaries no longer exempt from liability under legislation for third-party information, documents, or communication link hosted by them .

New Delhi, India, December 9: In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules) makes the verification of social media accounts mandatory, according to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology.The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules), have imposed obligations on intermediaries, including that they must exercise due diligence, and if they fail to do so, they will no longer be exempt from liability under legislation for third-party information, documents, or communication link hosted by them, according to a press release from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.Users are now more vulnerable to harm as a result of improper use of cyberspace, according to the release.The Central Government has also adopted the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Act), which were passed in the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), including prominently posting on its website and/or mobile app and reminding users of their user agreement in English or the eighth Schedule to the Constitution, in the language of the user.

According to section 66D of the IT Act, fraud is punishable with up to three years in prison and a one lakh rupee fine for impersonating through any communication device or computer device.The ministry further stated that as the offense is a cognizable offence, state police departments take preventative and penal action in respect of the same; Moreover, the ministry further states that, upon receipt of a grievance or court order, the government, or its agency, must not host, display, upload, modify, publish, post, broadcast, display, update, or share, among other things, information or advice concerning defamation, the welfare of public order, decency, or

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