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Indian Govt. Announces New Guidelines On Social Media & OTT Platform

Indian Govt. Announces New Guidelines On Social Media & OTT Platform

New Guidelines: The govt. will designate an ‘Authorized Officer’ who can direct blocking of content. Social media sites have to disclose the ‘first originator’ of any mischievous message. This would apply to spreading content for which punishment is up to 5 years.

New Guidelines On Digital News Media

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Digital news media will have to follow rules under the Press Council Of India. New websites will have to be registered on the Information & Broadcasting Ministry site.

New Guidelines On OTT Platforms

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What Is OTT Platform?

An over-the-top (OTT) media service is a streaming media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet. OTT bypasses cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms, the companies that traditionally act as a controller or distributor of such content.

It has also been used to describe no-carrier cellphones, where all communications are charged as data, avoiding monopolistic competition, or apps for phones that transmit data in this manner, including both those that replace other call methods and those that update software. Read Full Info About OTT Platform.

Famous OTT Platforms:-

  1. Voot
  2. Amazon Prime Video
  3. Netflix
  4. Eros Now
  5. ZEE5
  6. ALT Balaji
  7. Viu
  8. Hotstar
  9. Sony Liv

New Guidelines On OTT Platforms

Self-classification of OTT Platforms on the content of age, sex, violence & nudity. A mechanism for ensuring children do not access content that is not approved by them.

Content that is defamatory, libelous, racist, harmful to minors, threatens the unity, integrity, security, or sovereignty of India & ties with other countries has to be removed or disabled within 36 hours of being notified. Tech giants have to appoint a grievance officer to receive, acknowledge and resolve complaints within a month.

A three-tier mechanism to enforce the Code of Ethics & self-regulation by the self-regulating bodies.

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IT Minister Of India:
Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji:-
Ravi Shankar Prasad is an Indian lawyer, politician, and the current Union Minister holding the Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology, and Communications portfolios in the Government of India. A member of the Bhartiya Janata Party, Prasad represents the Patna Sahib constituency. Source: Wikipedia
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