Regulated Social Media in India: A Study of Media User Perception


  • Charu C. Pathak Independent Filmmaker



Social media Regulation, User perceptions, Freedom of speech, Freedom of expression


This study offers a concise overview of perceptions of media consumers mainly students regarding controlled social media in India. The main objective of this study was to understand how individuals perceive and respond to regulatory measures implemented in the Indian social media ecosystem. By investigating the impact of these rules on user experiences, freedom of speech and overall satisfaction with social media platforms, the study employed a method pushed by survey method. Preliminary findings indicated that Indian social media users exhibited both positive and negative reactions to the adoption of regulatory laws. While some participants appreciated the efforts to combat the spread of misinformation, hate speech and harmful content, others expressed concerns about potential limitations on free expression and increased censorship.
Ensuring user confidence and equitable treatment, participants stressed the significance of transparent and consistent law enforcement. The study’s outcomes offer valuable insights into the intricate interplay between India’s social media landscape, user perceptions and regulatory initiatives. Policymakers, social media platforms and civil society organizations interested in shaping social media regulation must take into account the implications of these findings.




How to Cite

Pathak, C. C. . (2023). Regulated Social Media in India: A Study of Media User Perception. MediaSpace: DME Media Journal of Communication, 4(01), 17–23.