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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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 the Digital Personal Data Protection Act was over and it was being processed within the realms of the government for notification.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) last week released a modification to the draft Infor­mation Technology (Interm­ediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics

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