Digital news portals, online films and content providers to be monitored by the I&B Ministry

The government of India has now issued an order stating that all the online news portals, content providers will now be monitored and regulated by the Information and Broadcast Ministry of India. This means that over-the-top platforms (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and others will now be coming under the regulation of the I&B Ministry.

The Press Council of India takes care of the print media, the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) monitors all the news channels while the Advertising Standards Council of India is for advertising and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) looks after the films.

This decision has been taken as there was no Ministry looking after and regulating the digital content till date.