New Delhi, Feb 25: A new set of rules to control each the social media and OTT platforms has been drafted by the federal government.
The Centre had earlier this month knowledgeable Parliament that the IT Rules are being amended to make social media platforms extra responsive and accountable to Indian legal guidelines.
The draft report titled Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 suggests a 3 tier mechanism for regulation of all on-line media. It additionally defines the method for tracing the primary originator and confer blocking powers to an inter-ministerial committee.
Why did govt resolve to deliver OTT platforms, on-line information media below I&B
The first tier of the regulatory mechanism is grievance redressal by the corporate itself. The second degree contains the Press Council of India like regulatory physique that will probably be headed by a retired decide of a High Court or the Supreme Court.
The inter-ministerial committee can have representatives from the ministries of IT, Information and Broadcasting, Home, Law, External Affairs, Defence and Women and Child Development.
The draft rules based on a report within the Hindustan Times would require social media platforms to nominate a chief compliance officer, who could be accountable for problems with compliance and will probably be held liable if the middleman fails to watch due diligence whereas discharging its duties.
Further the rules additionally ask the social media intermediaries to allow the idenfication of the primary originator in a bid to deal with pretend information.