The rising cases of fake social media accounts has been a concern for users worldwide. In an attempt to curb and stop fake accounts from lowering the privacy standards, the Indian government has announced a crucial decision that would relieve users around all the platforms.
Reported by TNN, the Indian government has mandated that all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to shut fake accounts with fake pictures of renowned celebrities, businessman and general subscribers within 24 hours of being notified by the same user or representative users.
Since impersonators use real pictures and morphed images, it becomes difficult for other users to identify the threat. The IT rules have also mandated social media platforms to remove any content around nudity, obscenity and sexual act or conduct within 24 hours. Since the knowledge around a verified profile is less, the new IT rules make a mention where users can get the option to verify their accounts.
However, there will be certain criteria under which a user will have to fall within.