India to See Selective Ban on WhatsApp

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July 25, 2023

According to an ET report, the telecom regulator is in favour of selective bans of popular OTT apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp and others. The report further said that the new mechanism may consider other apps such as Facebook etc for such a selective ban. Quoting a senior TRAI official, the ET report said that as of now, Indian authorities don’t have a the technological setup to selectively ban these OTT apps.

The ET report further added that the telecom regulator TRAI has already released a consultation paper. The paper has sought suggestion from experts that may help in imposing selective internet bans in a limited area. However, the OTT firms are against any additional curb. The report says that the firms feel that they are already covered under IT Act 2000 and they don’t need further ban.

Via Finacial Express