Bombay High Court Questions No Opportunity for Defense in Amended IT Rules

  • The Bombay High Court, during a hearing, expressed surprise at the Amended IT rules’ lack of provision for a show cause notice by the Fact Check Unit (FCU) enabling a party to justify or defend their content.
  • The court questioned the government’s selective action against ‘fake news’ pertaining only to its business and not all misleading information online.
  • The bench also highlighted the lack of clarity on these rules’ application to print media, questioning the government’s impending plans for digital media.
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