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India has sent notices to social media platforms X (formerly Twitter), YouTube (GOOGL.O). And Telegram, asking them to ensure that there is no child sexual abuse content on their platforms. The government said on Friday, Reuters reported.

According to the report, the Indian government said in a statement. That if these companies do not comply with the requirements, they may be stripp of legal liability protection.

“If they do not act quickly, the safe harbour under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act will be revoked,” Deputy Minister of Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar was quoted as saying in the statement. There will be consequences.”

The Indian government said that Chandrashekhar has been a strong advocate for the removal of such content from the Indian Internet and that the Modi government is determine to “build a safe and trustworthy Internet in accordance with information technology rules.”

Telegram said its terms of service specifically prohibit child abuse content. There was no immediate response from X or Google.

It is reported that the Indian government also require companies in the notification to take measures. Such as content modification algorithms and reporting mechanisms, to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse materials in the future.

Reuters reported in July that India had told companies such as Netflix (NFLX.O) and Disney (DIS.N). That their content should be independently review for obscenity and violence before being broadcast online.

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