India introduces new rules to regulate online content
India's Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it. The Information Technology Ministry said the new regulations would require social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to swiftly erase content authorities deem unlawful. The new rules also require social media platforms to appoint what the government calls chief compliance and grievance officers to handle complaints from law enforcement agencies. Twitter’s actions appeared to irk Modi’s government, which over the years has sought to tighten its grip over social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
A gift and a special request
A gift and a special requestPublished: September 16, 2020, 5:29 pmAfter an officer helped an expectant mother with an unexpected delivery, the mother and her family wanted to express their gratitude. "It's actually why I do this job," Officer Kristy Monroe said. "I can't explain it. It's just a life-changing experience."