Supreme Court stays setting up of Fact-check Units to monitor social media content about government

The plea by stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra said that the fact check units will coerce social media companies to implement self-interested censorship of online content about the Central government.
Kunal Kamra, Supreme Court
Kunal Kamra, Supreme CourtKunal Kamra (Facebook)

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the notification issued by the Central government forming Fact Check Units (FCUs) under the 2023 Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules (IT Amendment Rules 2023). [Kunal Kamra vs Union of India]

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