Date: Saturday, 07-April-2018, 9:27 AM | Message # 1
After Aborted "Fake News" Order, Centre Turns Focus To Online Media
NDTV Published on Apr 6, 2018
The government has amped up a move to regulate online media and news portals just after it was forced to take back a controversial order on punishing journalists for fake news on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention.The Information and Broadcasting Ministry headed by Smriti Irani has set up a committee that will discuss and recommend a regulatory framework for online media. The Information and Broadcasting Secretary will lead the grouping that was set up on Wednesday, a day after the ministry withdrew its guidelines on fake news.The 10-member committee includes secretaries of the ministries of Home, Electronics and Information Technology, Law and Industrial Policy and Promotion. It also has representatives from the Press Council of India, News Broadcasters' Association and the Indian Broadcasters Federation.