The government has asked YouTube to formulate an appropriate policy to take legal action against fake news channels. The government has also suggested putting a ‘not verified’ warning at the top of the videos, meaning unverified news.
In a letter sent to social media firms on Friday, the government asked them to specify what steps have been taken to eliminate fake news and illegal content.
Apart from this, the IT Ministry has asked to clarify what steps have been taken to strengthen and ensure the cyber security of consumers, especially children. It is suggested to provide this information before October 22.
Apart from this, the ministry has also issued notices to platforms like X, YouTube and Telegram to remove content containing pornography and child sexual abuse as soon as possible.
The government has also warned that if these instructions are not followed, the legal protection provided to the platforms will be withdrawn. Meanwhile, reports say that the ministry is not satisfied with the response of social media platforms to the proposal to remove pornographic content and has warned of strict action.