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Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday called for a law to censor content on OTT platforms and web channels. Addressing the issue during Zero Hour at Rajya Sabha, the BJD parliamentarian said that web channels, OTT platforms and social media are taking unfair advantage of being uncensored and spreading hatred between religions and peoples. communities.
Acharya, who is the leader of the BJD parliamentary party in the Upper House, said some of the platforms display obscene content and use objectionable language. “It has a detrimental effect on society as a whole,” Acharya said.
The RS member said Covid has hit the entertainment industry hard, with many cinemas closing and film shoots almost coming to a standstill. This has enabled OTT platforms to attract a huge audience. Taking advantage of the situation, web channels have resorted to broadcasting obscene content, he added.
“The objectionable language used by these platforms is having a negative impact, especially on the younger generation. Some content also disrupts community harmony and spreads hatred between different sections,” he pointed out.
“India is a multilingual society and we need harmony between different languages, communities and religions. Such kinds of webcasts seriously affect this harmony,” the BJD leader said.
Acharya said it would stop if there was a censorship provision. “Like the film censorship board (Central Board of Film Certification), there should be a body to verify the content of web channels,” he said.
“Nowadays, children also have access to mobile phones and are exposed to such horrific scenes. In the name of freedom of creativity and expression, such debauchery, exploitation of women and disrespect for religious feelings cannot be allowed,” he added.
Pointing out that the Delhi High Court had passed serious restrictions on Twitter, Acharya said the microblogging giant sometimes allows objectionable comments against religious communities, which needs to stop. He said the High Court objected to Twitter not voluntarily removing objectionable content about a Hindu goddess.
Acharya, when contacted, said uncensored content, unless regulated, could disrupt the social and religious fabric of the country. “Furthermore, there must also be a level playing field for all content. It would be unfair if only movies were censored but not web series,” he said.
Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday called for a law to censor content on OTT platforms and web channels. Addressing the issue during Zero Hour at Rajya Sabha, the BJD parliamentarian said that web channels, OTT platforms and social media are taking unfair advantage of being uncensored and spreading hatred between religions and peoples. communities.
Acharya, who is the leader of the BJD parliamentary party in the Upper House, said some of the platforms display obscene content and use objectionable language. “It has a detrimental effect on society as a whole,” Acharya said.
The RS member said Covid has hit the entertainment industry hard, with many cinemas closing and film shoots almost coming to a standstill. This has enabled OTT platforms to attract a huge audience. Taking advantage of the situation, web channels have resorted to broadcasting obscene content, he added.
“The objectionable language used by these platforms is having a negative impact, especially on the younger generation. Some content also disrupts community harmony and spreads hatred between different sections,” he pointed out.
“India is a multilingual society and we need harmony between different languages, communities and religions. Such kinds of webcasts seriously affect this harmony,” the BJD leader said.
Acharya said it would stop if there was a censorship provision. “Like the film censorship board (Central Board of Film Certification), there should be a body to verify the content of web channels,” he said.
“Nowadays, children also have access to mobile phones and are exposed to such horrific scenes. In the name of freedom of creativity and expression, such debauchery, exploitation of women and disrespect for religious feelings cannot be allowed,” he added.
Pointing out that the Delhi High Court had passed serious restrictions on Twitter, Acharya said the microblogging giant sometimes allows objectionable comments against religious communities, which needs to stop. He said the High Court objected to Twitter not voluntarily removing objectionable content about a Hindu goddess.
Acharya, when contacted, said uncensored content, unless regulated, could disrupt the social and religious fabric of the country. “Furthermore, there must also be a level playing field for all content. It would be unfair if only movies were censored but not web series,” he said.
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