Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Topic: IT rules

India bans 14 messaging apps citing crackdown on terror activities

Citing a major crackdown on terrorist activities, India on Monday announced that it has banned 14 mobile messaging applications. The banned apps include Crypviser, Enigma,...

Govt tells Bombay HC fact check unit won’t be notified till July 5

The Union government on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that it will not notify the formation of the fact-checking body until July 5,...

Deeply concerned by new IT Amendment Rules: Internet Freedom Foundation

The digital rights group, the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) on Thursday said it is "deeply concerned" by the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital...

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.

Editors Guild expresses concern at amendment to IT rules, says Union alone cannot determine fake news

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Wednesday expressed concern over a draft amendment made to the Information Technology Rules-2021 by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, which empowers the Press Information Bureau to “fact-check” contents and direct social media platforms to take down anything deemed “fake."

Supreme Court stays proceedings on new IT rules in High Courts

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the further proceedings in the High Courts in the petitions challenging the new Information Technology Rules, notified by the Union last year.