New Delhi: November 11, 2020
The government has issued an order bringing online news portals and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar under the Information and Broadcasting ministry. The notification, signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, was issued on Monday. The government regulations also apply to the news on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Films, audio-visuals, and news and current affairs content on online platforms will come under the domain of the ministry. Until now, there was no law or autonomous body governing digital content.