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Guide: The Impact of India’s Online Gaming Rules and Fact-checking Policies

India’s IT Ministry has released online gaming and govt-related information fact-checking rules. Here’s a complete guide to our coverage of the same

On April 6th, the Indian government notified rules to regulate the online gaming sector and fact-check government-related information online. First proposed in January, the much-awaited gaming rules are the government's first attempt to comprehensively regulate online gaming in the country. On the other hand, its plans to fact-check government-related online, released a few weeks later along with the gaming proposals, raise familiar concerns of censorship and suppressed speech online. We round up MediaNama's extensive coverage of both sets of rules—and how they impact the future of tech policy in India. The notified online gaming rules April 2023: The notified rules regulating online gaming and misinformation online. [PDF] April 2023: We summarise the notified online gaming rules—and how they've changed from January's iteration. [Read] April 2023: MediaNama's Editor Nikhil Pahwa writes on the shortcomings of the notified gaming rules. [Read] April 2023: We round up industry feedback on six big questions on the gaming rules. [Read] April 2023: Jay Sayta questions whether real money rummy, poker, and fantasy sports can be prohibited as wagering games under the notified rules. [Read] April 2023: India's Minister of State for IT (MoS) Rajeev Chandrasekhar clarifies concerns over why wagering, games of skill and chance, and harm aren't defined in the rules. [Read] April 2023: Tamil Nadu legal experts predict that the state may challenge the government on whether the Centre or states can regulate online gaming. [Read] April 2023: MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar says it's "meaningless" for states to regulate the Internet. [Read] April 2023: IT Ministry…

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