The IT Rules require streaming services and digital news publishers to hire grievance officers and submit to a three-tier complaint mechanism with the government at the top. Over 40 over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and 1,800 news publishers have submitted information about themselves to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting under the Information Technology (Intermediary Liability and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the MIB said in Parliament on Friday. "The Ministry has also carried out outreach and webinars with the publishers for effective implementation of the Rules," I&B Minister Anurag Thakur told BJP Members of Parliament Arjunlal Meena and PP Chaudhary in the Lok Sabha. "The Ministry has received communication from several associations and representatives of digital news publishers and OTT platforms regarding constitution of self-regulating bodies under the Rules," Thakur added, without providing much detail on what bodies had…
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