Supreme Court Puts Centre’s Fact-Check Unit On Hold

Supreme Court Puts Centre's Fact-Check Unit On Hold/Getty
Supreme Court Puts Centre's Fact-Check Unit On Hold
Supreme Court Puts Centre's Fact-Check Unit On Hold/Getty
Supreme Court Puts Centre's Fact-Check Unit On Hold

Supreme Court Puts Centre’s Fact-Check Unit On Hold

Supreme Court Puts Centre’s Fact-Check Unit On Hold

Supreme Court Puts Centre’s Fact-Check Unit On Hold

The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, halted the Centre’s Fact-Check Unit, emphasizing freedom of speech. The move comes after a Bombay High Court decision to greenlight the unit’s establishment, following petitions by Kunal Kamra and the Editors Guild of India.

Legal Battle Over New IT Rules

Petitioners argue that the Fact Check Unit could lead to censorship and restrict social media expression. They fear the unit may target political discourse and satire. The Centre defends the rules, citing public interest and the need to combat fake news.

Uncertainty Amid Legal Proceedings

The Bombay High Court previously refused to stay the unit’s setup, stating no immediate harm. However, concerns persist over potential targeting of political content. With the Supreme Court now intervening, the fate of the Fact-Check Unit remains uncertain.

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