Anurag Thakur

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Anurag Thakur Warns Online News Channels For Spreading 'Fake News'

Information and Broadcasting Minister of India Anurag Thakur issued a strict warning against news channels and media houses, for spreading 'fake news and misinformation. On April 5, Thakur said, in the past, the Government of India blocked multiple YouTube channels, Twitter accounts, and Facebook handles, responsible for fake news. He further added, "We won't shy away from taking such actions in the future". So far, Government blocked 78… read-more

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 - 11:41 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: News Channels, Youtube, Social Media, Anurag Thakur, Fake News

Courtesy: ANI

Supreme Court

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SC Asks Centre Over Having Independent Regulator For News Channels

The Supreme Court hearing a petition on January 25 asked the Centre over idea of creating an independent media regulatory body or tribunal. The petition cited increase in media trials, hate speech and paid news that are being aired using airwaves, which are public property, for the demand of such regulatory body. It also read that amid "self-regulation" and "sham and farcical" bodies like NBA, news channels dilute the "fourth pillar" … read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 09:03 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, S A Bobde, News Channels, Centre

Courtesy: Times of India


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Parle-G Decides To Cut Ties With News Channels Airing Toxic Content

After Bajaj Auto, Parle Products decided to stop airing their advertisements on the news channels promoting 'toxic content'. The company stated that they would not like to advertise on channels that promote aggression and toxicity, and asserted that it does not favour their target audience. The officials from the company said, "We are exploring possibilities wherein other advertisers can come together for putting restraint advertising spends… read-more

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 12:38 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Parle-G, Bajaj Auto, Advertising, News Channels, Toxicity

Courtesy: Newslaundry