I&B Ministry takes down 18 OTT platforms for obscene & vulgar content

I&B Ministry takes down 18 OTT platforms for obscene & vulgar content

I&B Ministry takes down 18 OTT platforms for obscene & vulgar content

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The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has blocked 18 OTT platforms citing obscene & vulgar content.

As per further information from a press release of Government of India,

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) has taken action in coordination with various intermediaries, to block 18 OTT platforms publishing obscene, vulgar and, in some instances, pornographic content. 19 websites, 10 apps (7 on Google Play Store, 3 on Apple App Store), and 57 social media accounts associated with these platforms have been disabled for public access in India.

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has repeatedly emphasized the responsibility of the platforms to not propagate obscenity vulgarity and abuse under the guise of ‘creative expression’. On 12th March, 2024, Shri Thakur announced that 18 OTT platforms publishing obscene and vulgar content have been taken down.

The recent decision was taken under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in consultation with other Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and domain experts specializing in media and entertainment, women’s rights, and child rights.

Following is the complete list of the 18 OTT platforms which have been taken down by the Ministry of information & Broadcasting for obscene and vulgar content after multiple warnings:

·         Dreams Films

·         Voovi

·         Neon X VIP

·         Besharams

·         MoodX

·         Yessma

·         Hunters

·         Uncut Adda

·         Tri Flicks

·         X Prime

·         Rabbit

·         Xtramood

·         Nuefliks

·         Mojflix

·         Hot Shots VIP

·         Fugi

·         Chikooflix

·         Prime Play

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