Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Current Affairs, GK & News

The Centre unveiled Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, a draft regulation aimed at controlling Big Tech firms. This comes as Twitter had earlier ignored Indian government’s orders to remove contents related to recent farmers’ protests. These draft rules will be legally enforceable. It requires tech firms to remove contentious contents within 36 hours after the government/legal order. These firms must also cooperate with government investigations within 72 hours of a request.

Centre’s New Guidelines on Social Media Regulation

The Central government has notified the new guidelines on social media regulations on February 25, 2021. It is being called as “Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021”. Highlights The new guidelines have been notified with the aim of regulating social media and OTT platforms. These rules were put into public by ..

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