IT Rules Amendment: Central government opposes Kunal Kamra plea in Bombay High Court; says fake news impacts electoral democracy

The government emphasized that it is equipped with resources to verify fake news which is not available to the common man and it is crucial to ensure that authentic information is disseminated to the public.
Kunal Kamra and Bombay High Court
Kunal Kamra and Bombay High Court

False and misleading information can adversely impact electoral democracy, the Central government stated in its affidavit before Bombay High Court opposing the petition filed by comic Kunal Kamra challenging the recent amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules 2021).

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