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Kunal Kamra: Why an Indian comedian is challenging fake news rules

In April, the Indian government brought in new rules that gave it the power to declare news related to it as “fake, false or misleading” if its own fact check unit said so.

  • Raghvendra Rao
  • BBC

The amended Information Technology (IT) Rules apply to social media intermediaries like Twitter and Facebook, who will have to take down content flagged by the government’s fact-checking unit.

If these firms don’t comply, they can lose their “safe harbour” status – a provision under the IT Act which prevents them from being held liable for third-party content posted on their…

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