Delhi violence: Govt may issue fresh regulations for social media platforms

In the wake of the Delhi violence, the Union government is contemplating issuing fresh guidelines to social media platforms on stopping online hate content. The government reportedly is planning some “tangible” and “visible “steps to do so. While there is no denying that it’s regulator’s job to ensure checks and balances are maintained, concerns of over-regulation and curbing free speech as well as the flow of information must also not be lost sight of. Mint Views Daily dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.