IT Rules Amendment 2023: Bombay High Court delivers split verdict in Kunal Kamra challenge to Fact Check Unit

While Justice Gautam Patel ruled in favour of the petitioners and struck down the provision, Justice Neela Gokhale dismissed the petitions.
Kunal Kamra - Split Verdict
Kunal Kamra - Split Verdict

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on the validity of the amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2023, specifically Rule 3 which gives power to the Central government to form a Fact-Check Unit (FCU) for identifying false or fake online news [Kunal Kamra v. Union of India & Ors and connected petitions]

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