Vulgarity In The Name Of Creativity Can Not Be Tolerated, Says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

The government is serious about the complaints of increasing abusive and obscene content on OTT platforms. If there is a need to make any changes in the rules regarding this, the ministry is willing to consider that, he adds

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Union Minister of Information Broadcasting and Sports and Youth Affairs, Anurag Thakur, during a press conference in Nagpur, spoke about increasing obscenity and abusive language on the OTT platform, and expressed the government's seriousness on this issue.

Anurag Thakur says, “Abusive language in the name of creativity will not be tolerated. The government is serious about the complaints of increasing abusive and obscene content on OTT platforms. If there is a need to make any changes in the rules regarding this, the ministry is willing to consider that. These platforms were given freedom for creativity, not obscenity. Whatever necessary action needs to be taken on this, the government will not back down from it."

Speaking further, Thakur adds, “The process so far is that the producer has to resolve the received complaints at the first level. 90 to 92 per cent of the complaints are resolved by them by making necessary changes. The next level of complaint resolution is at the level of their association, where most of the complaints are resolved. At the last level, it comes the level of the government, where the action is taken on the departmental committee level, according to the rules in place. But somewhere complaints have started increasing in the last few days and the department is taking it very seriously. If there is a need to make a change we are willing to consider it seriously."

Recently, the Department of Consumer Affairs, under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has also released a set of guidelines called 'Endorsements Know-hows!' for celebrities, influencers, and virtual influencers on social media platforms.

 

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