Fact check unit: IT Rules amendments don't seem to offer protection to satire, says Bombay HC
Comedian Kunal Kamra claimed the new rules could potentially lead to his content being arbitrarily blocked or his social media accounts being suspended or deactivated.
Only parliamentary enactments can create govt fact-check unit: Experts
CPM Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas, a member of the Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT), said the amendments haven’t been discussed in the committee.
Indian Newspaper Society slams Centre over its new 'fact-checking' rules
The INS called the new rules on fact-checking "censorship of the press" and further criticised the Centre for "violating the principle of freedom of expression."
Denying truth in guise of fighting fake news
Even if the government meticulously defines the meanings of fake, false or misleading information, there would be enough legroom for it to flag genuine information as fake.
Conditioning content in a democracy
The government’s dichotomous response to the two episodes of the docuseries is perplexing.
Government extends deadline for feedback on IT Rules
The editor’s body urged the government to expunge the amendment.
Editors Guild, experts alarmed over tweak in IT rules
According to the draft of IT rules, social media platforms and other online intermediaries will need to remove the content if marked ‘fake’.
‘IT Rules will be posted for consultation’: Rajeev Chandrasekhar
The ministry had earlier initiated public consultation on amendments proposed to the said rules in relation to online gaming, the last date for which was January 17, 2023.
Content flagged 'fake' by government will have to be removed under new IT rules
The online gaming regulation proposes a self-regulatory mechanism, mandatory verification of players and physical Indian addresses for online gaming companies.
'Open to suggestions on grievance redressal mechanism for social media users': IT minister
The comment assumes significance as the Centre is proposing to set up a grievance appellate committee to look into appeals filed by individuals against decisions of social media platforms.
Information Technology Ministry republishes proposed changes to IT rules
The IT ministry said the proposed rule requires intermediaries to respect the rights guaranteed to users under the Constitution of India.
Centre mentions gap in social media rules vis-a-vis Big Tech behind new panel proposal
The Centre in the draft amendment has proposed to set up a grievance appellate committee to look into appeals filed by individuals against decisions of grievance officers of social media platforms.
'Don't lecture India on freedom of speech, democracy': Ravi Shankar Prasad to social media firms
The Central government recently withdrew Twitter's 'intermediary platform' status due to non-compliance with new IT rules.
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