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Central Govt. announces new online media rules for social media, digital and OTT

Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar in a joint press conference on Thursday added regulations and pointers for social media and over the pinnacle (OTT) constructions in India. “I urge large social media businesses to have a ‘soft-touch oversight mechanism’ and have a ‘robust redressal’ of grievances,” stated the Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) in the public address.

Prasad welcomed the characteristic of social media constructions in empowering everyday Indians to voice their concerns. However, he warned that such structures ought to now not be used to share content material fabric that consists of “civilised norms” to impinge on “individuals rights dignity” and privateness citing a few examples of online abuse. “We shall notify customers extent for a good sized digital media (social) middleman very soon. They will have to have a criticism redressal mechanism, you will additionally have to title a criticism officer who shall region.

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