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Digital media platforms like Amazon, Netflix face regulation hurdle in India | Digital

India is moving to bring social-media and streaming-TV platforms under its strict content-regulation laws, following months of petitioning by conservatives. But the move has raised free-speech concerns.

The Indian government has issued a new order that will bring all online news outlets, social-media platforms and video-streaming providers under state regulation.

Under the new order, audiovisual content on online platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix will now be regulated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which oversees print newspapers, television, films and theatre in the country.

News on social-media platforms such…

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