Social Media and Mental Health: The debate is ignoring the realities of the developing world

By Dr. Ameya Bondre With the recent marriages of Microsoft and Facebook to ‘metaverse’ (“virtual reality + digital second life”), we are now on the verge of always being online and enter the mind of a computer. With the existing toll on mental health due to our parallel digital lives, what would this lead to? A mental health catastrophe, as suggested by a coalition of global scholars to ‘Meta’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Science and … Continue reading Social Media and Mental Health: The debate is ignoring the realities of the developing world

TA Explained: OTT and Digital Media Guidelines

We bring to you the major highlights of OTT and digital media guidelines released today by IB Ministry. As per the new guidelines, both digital media and OTT platforms will have to adhere to further disclosures & have a robust redressal mechanism. Rules are framed under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) … Continue reading TA Explained: OTT and Digital Media Guidelines

Explained: Regulating OTTs and digital media in India

By Rishabh Shrivasatava What is OTT? OTT (Over-the-top) is a type of streaming service provided with the direct help of the internet. It bypasses the cable, satellite and broadcast-based traditional television platforms. It is the modern-day form of entertainment service. Examples of OTT are Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, ALTBalaji, JioTV, MX player, Voot and more. What’s the issue with OTTs and digital media platforms? So … Continue reading Explained: Regulating OTTs and digital media in India