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Social media regulation: PCI seeks to take Facebook, others under its wings

PCI says social media use same alphabets as print media, so why former must be excluded

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Social media should be brought under the ambit of Press Council of India (PCI), the media watchdog, its chairman Justice (retd) C K Prasad said on Tuesday. "We are of the opinion that social media should be brought under the ambit of PCI, as its (social media's) reach is much more than the print media. Through it, anything can be circulated world-over within seconds," he said. The social media uses the "same alphabet" as the print media, so why the former should be excluded from PCI's jurisdiction, he asked. "After an intense debate, we have ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 21:41 IST
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