The Union Home Ministry asked social media platforms like Facebook (Fb), Whatsapp, Twitter and Google to set up and maintain servers in India.
Need for servers in India:
1 Social media platform services servers in India will give real time information about accounts, which spread mischievous and incendiary messages.
Earlier, a twitter account in name of Lashkar- e-Taiba chief, Hafiz Saeed had supported subversive slogans at JNU campus. The Indian govt. then requested twitter to provide details regarding the account but is yet to receive any information.
2. The move will enhance our cyber security as the Indian security agencies will have access to servers in India.