The proposed new rules would allow the government to declare what is real and not and force social networks to remove false claims or face penalties or bans.
India’s government has long pushed using social media to impose its will. That’s an extreme case of content moderation gone wrong.
However, discussions over what is and is not acceptable carry on. For instance, Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ disclosure alleges to reveal government interference. Regulating social media is a complex issue with no simple solutions.
None of the nations is keen on having its population held to the same standards as the others, given the wide range of cultural norms present around the world.
On a worldwide scale, it is impossible to get an agreement on what content should and should not be regulated. Consensus on criteria for online content is unlikely.