Social media will be asked to reveal the first originator of mischievous tweet or message: IT Minister

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Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 min read . Updated: 25 Feb 2021, 02:26 PM IST Edited By Aparna Banerjea

Highlighting the rampant misinformation in the form of fake news and misuse of social media content, IT Minster Ravi Shankar Prasad listed a number of social media regulations in the country

Union Cabinet ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday addressed the media on cabinet decisions on rampant misuse of social media in the country.

IT minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, briefed the media about the Code of Ethics and self-regulation for social media content including streaming platforms, especially over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

Highlighting the rampant misinformation in the form of fake news and misuse of social media content, the union minister listed a number of social media regulations in the country.

"The social media platform will be asked to require to reveal the first originator of the mischievous tweet or message as the case may be and this should only be in the connection to integrity and sovereignty of India," the minster added.

Social media welcome to do business but must not overrule dignity of civilised existence, he added.

Regarding OTT platforms, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "All media platforms must have the same justices, digital, OTT and TV."

All OTT platforms need to have a self-regulation body, Javadekar added.

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