NI­TISH SEEKS CEN­SOR­SHIP ON OTTS

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS -

PATNA: Bi­har chief min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar on Sun­day wrote to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi de­mand­ing that stream­ing ser­vices air­ing se­ri­als, films and movies through the in­ter­net in the form of Over-the-Top (OTT) me­dia ser­vives should be brought un­der cen­sor­ship so that view­ers does not get as­sess to in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­tent. In his let­ter, chief min­is­ter Ku­mar has said the stream­ing ser­vices have con­tent that are not cen­sured and sub­scribers eas­ily get ac­cess to con­tent hav­ing high load of vi­o­lence, sex and ob­scen­ity that puts a neg­a­tive im­pact on the minds of peo­ple, es­pe­cially chil­dren and ado­les­cents across the coun­try. He said air­ing of such con­tent was not good for view­ing for longer du­ra­tion and al­ready cre­at­ing so­ci­etal prob­lems, in­clud­ing crime against women and chil­dren. He added so­ci­ety must act against such trends as the price of in­ac­tion was likely to be very high.

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