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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Op-ed: India's 'fake news' solution should be rethought Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 21 June 2019




An op-ed for Bloomberg Opinion reflects on the growing concerns surrounding “fake news” in India and the recently published set of draft regulations, the Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018, which it notes would impose “drastic if not impossible obligations on platforms.” Pointing to specific areas of the proposed regulation, the article highlights how platforms would be required to break end-to-end encryption protections and automatically moderate content deemed “unlawful in any manner.” Calling for a better approach, the article urges for future legislation to include a solution that does not violate fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech or privacy.
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