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Centre asks social media to remove content referring to ‘Indian Covid variant’

New Delhi | The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked all social media platforms to immediately remove all content that refers to or implies “Indian variant” of coronavirus. In an advisory to social media platforms, MEIT said this is in line with earlier advisories to curb fake news, misinformation concerning coronavirus on platforms. The […]

New social media norms empower enforcement agencies: Experts

New Delhi: As the Indian government on Thursday announced new stringent guidelines for social media platforms, legal and policy experts have said that the rules will empower police and enforcement agencies, while the “traceability” requirement may make it tough for some platforms to provide their services in India. The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media […]

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Govt comes up with stricter norms for social media, OTT

New Delhi: The Union Government on Thursday came up with new stringent guidelines for social media platforms along with code of ethics for over-the-top (OTT) platforms and digital media. Addressing the media, the Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that social media platforms will be classified under two categories – social media […]