The Govt of India has asked OTT (Digital Streaming Platforms) and other digital media platforms to give details to show their compliance with the new IT rules within 15 days. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has given 15 days time to digital media publishers, including OTT and digital news platforms, to furnish details on their compliance with the new guidelines on digital media ethics that were issued in February.
The new rules were announced by the Centre to all the Internet giants. These Code of Ethics and a three-tier grievance redressal framework will be applicable to online news and digital media entities, OTT platforms and digital media. With the tightening of rules fake news can be stopped on social media, says the Govt. Moreover, Every digital platform should have a grievance redressal mechanism, a grievance officer who shall register the grievances from public within 24 hours and disposal in 15 days.
The government of India has given 15 days to digital news websites and OTT platforms for the Compliance Info. The I&B ministry issued a notice on Thursday, May 27, with three separate forms – for print or TV outlets with digital channels, digital-only news websites, and OTT platforms to provide information under Rule 18 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.