Chandrasekhar Said that Stakeholder Consultation for Digital India Bill Likely from March

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Speeding up the introduction of the Digital India Bill, Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said that stakeholder consultation on the Bill will start from next month. It may also introduce provisions to classify and regulate various online portals such as ecommerce websites and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled platforms, among others. Chandrasekhar said the government is waiting for social media players including Facebook, Twitter and Google to come up with a concrete framework for fact checking information on their platforms. Press Information Bureau (PIB) will be the fact checker when it comes to checking government-related news, he added.

At a recent meeting held by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), representatives of social media platforms suggested that they prefer a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) to fact-check non-government-related news, Chandrasekhar said, adding that the industry will create a criteria for trusted network of fact checkers that the SRO can rely on. On setting up data embassies across the country and not just Gujarat, Chandrasekhar said that it was too early to comment on that. He added that if the project is successful and there is a dearth of capacity in one place, the ‘obvious, logical thing’ would be to set up more such facilities.

In the same breath, the minister said that the Press Information Bureau (PIB) would continue to be the fact-checker of all government-related news. This comes right after executives of social media platforms reportedly told MeitY officials, during a meeting, that they would prefer a self-regulatory approach to verify non-government-related news. Besides, Chandrasekhar also told the publication that the industry players would create ‘criteria for a trusted network of fact checkers that the SRO can rely on’.

The Digital India Act would be the umbrella framework, which has been envisaged with governing the new age of the internet. The new norms will likely introduce a slew of terms and expand the jurisdictional power of the government to cover the ambit of emerging technologies. Speeding up the  preface of the Digital India Bill, Minister of State( MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology( MeitY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said that stakeholder  discussion on the Bill will start from coming month.  It may also introduce  vittles to classify and regulate  colorful online doors  similar as ecommerce websites and artificial intelligence( AI)- enabled platforms, among others.   Chandrasekhar said the government is  staying for social media players including Facebook, Twitter and Google to come up with a concrete  frame for fact checking information on their platforms.  Press Information Bureau( PIB) will be the fact checker when it comes to checking government- related news, he added.  

At a recent meeting held by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology( MeitY), representatives of social media platforms suggested that they prefer a  tone-nonsupervisory organisation( SRO) to fact- checknon-government-related news, Chandrasekhar said, adding that the assiduity will  produce a criteria for trusted network of fact checkers that the SRO can calculate on.  On setting up data delegacies across the country and not just Gujarat, Chandrasekhar said that it was too early to  note on that. He added that if the  design is successful and there’s a dearth of capacity in one place, the ‘  egregious, logical thing ’ would be to set up more  similar  installations. 

In the same breath, the minister said that the Press Information Bureau( PIB) would continue to be the fact- checker of all government- related news.   This comes right after  directors of social media platforms reportedly told MeitY  officers, during a meeting, that they would prefer a  tone-nonsupervisory approach to  corroboratenon-government-related news. either, Chandrasekhar also told the publication that the assiduity players would  produce ‘ criteria for a trusted network of fact checkers that the SRO can calculate on ’.  The Digital India Act would be the marquee  frame, which has been  imaged with governing the new age of the internet. The new  morals will  probably introduce a slew of terms and expand the jurisdictional power of the government to cover the  dimension of arising technologies.