Online films, digital news now under govt control

Content made available by online providers such as Netflix will also come under the ministry.
Online films, digital news now under  govt control

NEW DELHI:

The government of India has brought films, audiovisuals, news, and current affairs content on online platforms under the domain of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat on Tuesday night, content made available by online providers such as Netflix will also come under the ministry.

The notification, signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, said the decision has been taken in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 77 of the Constitution, by amending the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 and it will come into effect immediately.

With this, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has the power to regulate policies related to news, audio, visual contents, and films available for online platforms. (PTI)

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