Centre wants supreme court to get tough with FB, YouTube

Prelims level : Mains level : Paper - II corporate Governance
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  • The efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women and children inadequate, the government is likely to seek “stricter directions” to service providers, such as Facebook and YouTube, from the Supreme Court.

Directions sought:

  • Reducing the time taken by the intermediary to comply with content removal requests under certain Sections of the IT Act to less than 10 hours from about 36 hours at present.
  • The service providers be asked to employ agencies for identification and removal of sexually violent content, particularly videos relating to child pornography and rape.
  • Intermediaries should be asked to keep a complete trail of forwarding of unlawful content and verify and maintain identifiers of the users that can help attribute information to the users.
  • The centre also wants service providers to be able to identify the origin of such content.
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