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Support self regulation for OTT industry; Anurag Thakur at CNN-News18’s inaugural Town Hall

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 OTT industry.

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

Thakur said that systems and processes were already in place for viewers to raise any complains or grievances. He said that in case the government had any complaints with any scenes, they raise it 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 incase there are complaints for 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.

CNN-News18, India's number one English news channel, is hosting the inaugural session of 'Town Hall,' an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices engage in meaningful conversations with India’s most trusted news team.

The first edition of Town Hall was held on Saturday with top union ministers of the Narendra Modi government such as Dr S Jaishankar, Anurag Thakur and Smriti Irani in attendance.


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