Ministry has issued an Advisory to curb false news/misinformation related to Corona Virus in social

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The Ministry of Information & Technology, has issued an Advisory dated 20th March 2020, to curb false news/misinformation and sharing anonymous data related to Corona Virus in social media platforms.   Mar 20, 2020

The Ministry of Information & Technology, has issued an Advisory dated 20th March 2020, to curb false news/misinformation and sharing anonymous data related to Corona Virus in social media platforms.

Intermediaries, as defineded under Section 2(w) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 are advised to follow due diligence guidelines as prescribed in the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011 notified under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act. Intermediaries are required to inform their users not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that may affect public order in any way. 
Section 2(w) defines"intermediary" as under:

"Intermediary" with respect to any particular electronic records, means any person who on behalf of another person receives, stores or transmits that record or provides any service with respect to that record and includes telecom service providers, network service providers, internet service providers, web hosting service providers, search engines, online payment sites, online-auction sites, online market places and cyber cafes.
 
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