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Centre lays down rules for social media, OTT, digital news portals

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The Centre today announced guidelines and digital media ethics code for Over The Top (OTT), online streaming and social media platforms. Briefing media in New Delhi, Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, under the guidelines the social media platforms have to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer of complaints, Nodal Contact person and a Resident Grievance officer. He said, now the social media platforms will be required to disclose the first originator of the mischievous contents. He said, various concerns over rampant abuse of social media have come to the government.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced three-tier mechanism for regulation of OTT and Digital media platforms. (AIR)

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