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Govt to hold separate consultation next month on PIB fact-check rules

MeitY last week released a modification to the draft Infor­mation Technology Rules, 2021

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Amid outrage over a plan to give powers to its arm PIB to police fake news on social media, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday said that the government would next month hold discussions with stakeholders before the proposal is implemented.

The minister said the rules for regulating online gaming were expected to be notified by January 31 after which these will be tabled in Parliament. “We will hold a separate consultation (on PIB fact check) sometime early next month,” Chandrasekhar said when asked about clarification on the proposed amendment to the IT rules 2021. Chandrasekhar said the consultation on

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 10:51 PM IST

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