Vijayawada: The Centre has no mechanism to control YouTube and other social media channels that target privacy of celebrities of both political circles and entertainment industry.
Replying to an RTI query on these issues, the Union ministry of communication and broadcasting, and the Union ministry of electronics and communication expressed the same opinion.
The Internet Governance Division (IGD) of the Union ministry of electronics and information technology has stated that the RTI application does not pertain to the IGD of the MoE&IT and may pertain to the cyber law division of the MoE&IT. Hence, the RTI application is being transferred to the division concerned under Section 6(3) of RTI Act.
Veteran movie artist and MP Murali Mohan has lambasted the YouTube channels and websites that tarnish the image of film celebrities with misleading titles and thumbnails on their channels just for the sake of popularity. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of MAA (Movie Artists Association), Murali Mohan warned YouTube channels and websites of dire consequences for targeting film celebrities. “Under no circumstances can the movie industry tolerate such unethical practices,” he said.
He even demanded the government to take stringent action on these channels and websites who are spreading false news and damaging their reputation. Writer Paruchuri Gopalakrishna, MAA president Shivaji Raja, Suman and several others expressed the same opinion and stressed the need for regulating online new channels....