I&B Ministry gets administrative authority of OTT and digital contents

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will now regulate the contents of streaming platforms and online news. The cabinet secretariat notified films, TV shows and news published online under the I&B Ministry’s remit, giving the ministry the legal basis to pursue regulation and censorship of online content. The new rule appears to leave jurisdiction over user-generated content like social media, with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. 

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