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Do you have strategy to regulate social media, asks Supreme Court


Regulation of social media content assumed top priority on Friday with the Supreme Court asking the Centre whether it proposed to bring out any regulatory mechanism in the near future. Giving the Centre a deadline of September 24 to file a response, the apex court indicated that it would decide whether courts should develop the mechanism.

The court’s interest assumes significance in the wake of fake news peddled on social media platforms that incites violence. “There are two aspects that concern us at the present – One, the aspect of regulation needs to be decided at the earliest,” the bench ...


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