Social media websites are frequently involved in law and order maintaining situation. Social media websites are required to follow cyber law due diligence to retain safe harbour protection world over, including India. Social media websites are intermediaries within the meaning of Information Technology Act, 2000 and they must be well aware of the internet intermediary liability in India.
Social media websites are also required to remove online copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights violating materials and rights of third parties. They occasionally receive DMCA notices, trademarks violation complaints, objectionable contents removal requests, etc and they must act swiftly to avoid civil and criminal liabilities.