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Draft IT rule changes will impact press: Indian Newspaper Society

The concerns in particular pertain to Clause 3(1)(b)(v)

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The Indian Newspaper Society on Tuesday expressed concern over the proposed draft amendments to the Information Technology Rules 2021 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

The concerns in particular pertain to Clause 3(1)(b)(v), which identifies the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information and Broad­casting, or any other agency authorised by the central government, as the body responsible for checking the factual accuracy of reports appearing on any social media intermediary in respect of any business of the central government. “The Society is of the view that the proposed amendment will seriously impact the

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 10:50 PM IST

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