All online news portals and live streaming film apps and content will now come under the information and broadcasting ministry. This means they will now be under regulation of the guidelines of the ministry and will have to follow the rules and regulations. There has been an increasing demand by a certain section to regulate OTT and online news portals. The complaint has been that they have been at times obscene and abusive and allowed to be stream unfettered. Till now the online streaming has been under the information and technology ministry but government sources feel that with the lockdown and the growing popularity of OTT, there is a need for it to be brought under I&B ministry. There have been petitions too to the I&B ministry to reign in some giant platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime for its content. There has also been growing concern over fake news and provocative writings and current events online portals.
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