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Support self-regulation for OTT industry: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Thakur was speaking at CNN-News18’s inaugural Town Hall

I&B Minister Anurag Thakur speaking at the inaugural Townhall of CNN-News18

Speaking at the inaugural CNN-News18 Town Hall, Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Sports & Youth Affairs, Anurag Thakur said that the government supports self-regulation for the OTT industry.

“When we decided on self-regulation on OTT, we wanted to create an industry-driven check on everything,” Thakur said.

Thakur said that systems and processes were already in place for viewers to raise any complaints or grievances. He said that in case the government had any complaints with any scenes, they raise them directly with the platforms.

“There are age groups, where a viewer can submit their credentials and watch whatever they wish to. We have never stopped a movie or certification. But in case there are complaints about a particular scene, we do raise the same with the platforms and the same is usually taken down by themselves to ensure that there is no tension in the country,” Thakur added.

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