No, it’s not mandatory for users to verify their social media accounts within 3 months

No, it’s not mandatory for users to verify their social media accounts within 3 months



 A viral post on social media claims that in accordance with the new guidelines, within three months, all social media accounts need to be verified with a government ID. However, the government has only asked the social media platforms to provide an appropriate mechanism for users who wish to verify their accounts voluntarily.
The Centre on February 25 announced new guidelines in order to regulate social media, online streaming, and digital content platforms.

Amid this, a viral post on social media claims that in accordance with the new guidelines, within three months, all social media accounts need to be verified with a government ID.

Delhi High Court lawyer Prashant Patel Umrao also posted this claim on social media. On February 25, Umrao through his verified Twitter handle wrote, “All SM accounts need to be verified with a government ID through mobile phones within three months. Welcome step. Internet is safer & more responsible now. Govt announces intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021 to safeguard users’ rights. #ottguidelines”