To make social media cos more liable, IT Act may see changes


One of the major changes being looked at is to amend Section 79 of the IT Act to make online companies “proactively trace, detect and prevent” unlawful content from being shared on their platforms.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is looking to make changes to certain sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act to make social media intermediaries, such as Facebook and Twitter, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video, more accountable for the content shared through their platforms.

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