We people are fond of things to read and watch online, we like the stuff we see sometimes it is possible that whatever we watch or read is not true or maybe a molded. We are not even aware that this can affect the people who are connected with the particular stories, a watchdog is necessary for everything watchdog specifically means, whatever passes through should be checked and then allowed to broadcast so as with the online content.
It is necessary because sometimes people tend to believe in what they read and see which is wrong somewhere. After all, things can be fake as well.
So, to keep a track of online content the government has allocated the guidelines and rule giving rise to online news portals and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and others brought under the Information and Broadcasting ministry, the Supreme Court sought the center’s reaction on a request for governing OTT platforms by an independent body. The top court allocated information to the center, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Internet and Mobile Association of India.
OTT platforms encompass news portals and also streaming services such as, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar which are available over the internet or run on an operator’s system.
The Information and Broadcasting ministry had first told the top court in a different case that there is a necessity to govern digital media and that the court may initially nominate a council of individuals as amicus before passing actions about the regulation of nemesis speech in the media.
Last year, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the administration will not put up with any effort that may deter media liberation, moreover, there should be some sort of restriction on over-the-top platforms (OTT), as there is for the print and electronic media as well as films.
This is the new guidelines issued and will be followed by the public.