The I&B Ministry blocked 18 OTT platforms. Why?

When they saw things they thought were wrong on some websites and streaming services, the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting stepped in. First, people told 18 video sites to change their rules about the content, but those sites didn’t change them. Because of this, governments shut down 57 social media accounts, 19 websites, and 10 mobile apps.

Minister of Information Anurag Singh Thakur told people who use these sites to be more responsible and not post anything that makes others look bad. The study found that Dreams Films and Voovi were the leading OTT companies that sent women sexual and offensive material. Several groups are helping the government solve this problem. Numerous stories said that millions of people had downloaded apps that contained inappropriate content.


One app had more than ten million downloads. These groups also had significant effects on some social media sites. Like, they have more than 32 million friends just on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. What they did online was against the law, and it was terrifying.18 OTT Platforms Blocked by Ministry of I&B

Content in violation of the IT Act, Indian Penal Code, and Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned these apps because they spread explicit, vulgar, pornographic, and inappropriately demeaning content, violating established legal standards and the law.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur told the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to take harsh action against 18 OTT platforms because they had inappropriate material. It is part of a larger effort that limits access to 19 websites, 10 apps, and 57 social media accounts across the country.

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