KuIndia has sent notices to various social media services asking them to remove obscene videos and pornographic content. The notice was sent to platforms including X, YouTube and Telegram. In a notice sent by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has warned that the legal protection for the services will be withdrawn if the directive is not followed immediately.
According to the government directive, social media services will have to immediately remove content that sexually exploits children from their platforms. Otherwise the legal protection provided under Section 79 of the IT Act will be withdrawn. After that, you will have to undergo the steps according to the Indian law. IT Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.
In recent times, platforms such as X and Telegram have seen a large proliferation of pornography content. Instead of publishing media content, links to external cloud services that receive illegal content, including child pornography, are also widely circulated through such platforms.
Telegram, meanwhile, said that content that exploits children is publicly prohibited under its terms of service. Telegram said on Saturday that its moderators are actively checking for content that violates its terms.
In the notice, the government has also asked for measures such as content moderation algorithm and reporting systems to prevent content that sexually exploits children.