OTT Platform New Guidelines: Remove offensive content in 24 hours
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Internet media platforms are welcome to do business in India. The government is ready for criticism, but there should be a forum of complaint.
New Delhi: The Modi government on Thursday released guidelines for Internet media and OTT platforms. According to the new guidelines, objectionable content has to be removed from the internet media within 24 hours of the complaint. Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad gave this information in a press conference.
Internet media in business industry:
During this, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Internet media platforms are welcome to do business in India. The government is ready for criticism, but there should be a forum of complaint on the misuse of internet media. It is important to stop its abuse.
Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that there are 53 crore WhatsApp in India, more than 40 crore of Facebook and more than 10 million users on Twitter. They used a lot in India, but it is important to work on the concerns that are there. He said that the Supreme Court had asked to make guidelines regarding the content to be put on the online platform. On the direction of the court, the Government of India has prepared guidelines regarding this.
New Guidelines for Digital Media:
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that over the years, there has been a lot of concern about the widespread misconduct on the internet media. The Ministry held extensive deliberations and we prepared a draft in December 2018. It will have 2 categories. One Intermediary and the other Significant Social Media Intermediary. Significant social media intermediaries have additional duties, we will soon issue notification of user number for this. We will implement the Significant Social Media Act in three months. He said that Internet media platforms would have to deploy officers. This officer will register the complaint in 24 hours and resolve it in 15 days.