The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will work with internet intermediaries to create a framework for “trusted fact checkers”, government sources said on Thursday after a high-level meeting with representatives of technology companies like Google, Meta and Koo. These firms, also referred to as significant social media intermediaries, deliberated on the various aspects of fact-checking of content on their platforms.
The proposed mechanism is meant to address the growing concerns over deepfake videos and AI-generated misinformation. It will be formed through a “self-regulatory process” and collaboration between the government, intermediaries and fact-checking agencies, according to people in the know.
“Many intermediaries are facing difficulties identifying and fact-checking information on their platforms. Currently, most of the platforms rely on fact-checkers certified by organisati
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