Sunday, May 26, 2024

Topic: Digital media

Union govt forms panels to oversee social media content moderation

The Union government on Friday notified the formation of three Grievance Appellate Committees which will have control over content moderation decisions taken by social media platforms in India.

IT Rules; 2100 news publishers furnished details to Union govt despite court stay

At least 2100 digital news media publishers and OTT platforms furnished their details to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), despite the Bombay High Court’s stay on certain rules of the much-criticised IT Rules 2021. This was revealed in a reply to an RTI query filed by Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF).

India’s IT rules compromise right to privacy of every internet user: UN

Experts at United Nations Office of the Human Rights Commissioner have said in a communication sent to the Indian government on 11 June that it is concerned that Indias Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in their current form, do not conform with international human rights norms.