Exclusive | Manoj Chugh: For Content Regulation the Answer Lies in Self-regulation
Taking some pages out of history, the discussion on content regulation has always been contentious. Speeches, posters, publications, radio, television or more recently the internet have always evoked strong reactions. This is primarily due to the fact that content regulation is considered a violation of the basic human right of freedom of speech. This is the right on which civilizations, societies, and even governments are built and is enshrined in the basic tenets of a democracy.
Social media has been one of the main reasons to fuel the internet penetration in India and subsequently has played an important role in socio-economic development of the country. India is admired globally for upholding the strong thread of democracy even in such a diverse environment. Even going beyond the moral dilemma, reports have estimated that India will create twice as much digital content as compared to the rest of the world.