- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
- GS-3: Awareness in the field of IT
Context: The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has notified amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) on October 28.
- In June 2022, MeitY had put out a draft of the amendments and solicited feedback from the relevant stakeholders.
- The draft generated considerable discussion and comment on the regulation of social media in India.
Main Practice Question: Due to growing clout of Social media in our lives, governments across the world have updated their regulatory framework for governing social media intermediaries. In this context, critically analyse the recent amendments to IT rules, 2021.
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