Netflix denies report on self-censorship: report

Last Updated 16 November 2018, 06:03 IST

After an online news site reported that Netflix, among other streaming sites, has agreed to self-regulate the content in India surfaced, the streaming giant has denied any such claims being made.

A report on 'HuffPost' denied 'The Print' story which claimed that Netflix and Hotstar had met with the Information and Broadcasting ministry on October 25, where a compromise was reached in that both the streaming networks would work to self-regulate and censor content that was shown in India.

The report also claimed that Netflix would issue a note on the guidelines it comes up with to that end.

Quoting an anonymous I&B official, HuffPost said that there was a meeting on October 30 between the government and various tech sites, including Netflix, but there was no concrete talk on self-regulation or censorship.

Netflix itself has categorically denied making any claims of accepting to self-censor content, saying: "The information quoted is inaccurate and entirely false.

Netflix was never in this meeting".

Currently, only Amazon is known to censor content that is streamed on its Prime Video platform, but there have been pleas against Netflix with the demand that the platform censor its content to avoid "hurting sentiments" after the Sacred Games debacle.

(Published 16 November 2018, 06:03 IST)

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