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Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian government plans new social media controls

Following its ongoing disputes with social media platforms including Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigatio...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple lobbies for India incentives as it plans iPad assembly

Apple is angling to participate in a new scheme to boost India’s exports of computer products, part of what government and industry sources say are plans to bring iPad tablet...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon takes battle with Future Group to India’s top court

Amazon took its legal challenge against partner Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail assets sale to India’s Supreme Court, as the US online marketplace tries to stop a ma...

Platform News: Twitter App

India slams Twitter amid face off over content; lawmakers spark exodus

India has rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey local laws, even as Indian lawmaker...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter suggests India’s orders to block accounts inconsistent with local law

The social media platform Twitter has said it believes orders by the Indian government to take down accounts are inconsistent with local law and that for some accounts, it would no...

Platform News: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter’s India snub sparks debate on ‘Big Tech’ compliance and free speech

Twitter’s refusal to comply with an Indian government directive to block more than 250 accounts and posts has put the controversial social media company at the centre of a fi...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter blocks dozens of accounts on India’s demand amid farm protests

Twitter has just blocked dozens of Indian accounts, including that of a leading current affairs magazine, on a demand from the government citing grounds that users were posting con...

Digital Currencies

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

India plans to introduce a law to ban existing cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and create a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank, according ...

Platform News: India Bans Chinese smartphone apps

India retains its ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat

The Indian government has decided to keep its ban on the viral TikTok apps and 58 other China-made apps after reviewing responses from the businesses in question on issues such as ...

Platform News: India and the Indian platform economy

Indian group says minister pledges strict foreign investment rules for e-commerce

A group representing millions of brick-and-mortar retailers in India has said it has received government assurances that stringent changes will be made to foreign investment rules ...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India’s tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions ta...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan

Amazon.com has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...