There was a time when people were obsessed with TikTok on social media. But it was also closed. This had a huge impact on many TikTokers. A similar threat is now looming on YouTube. Meera Chat, YouTube’s head of public policy and government affairs, received the notice on January 15. The notice was issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
The notice states that she has failed to stop child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Apart from this, he has also been accused of not banning other content related to children. NCPCR chief Priyank Kanoongo had issued a letter on January 10 asking Meira to be present in the office. If she does not appear, strict action can be taken against YouTube. Legal action can also be taken against YouTube in case of non-appearance. So Meera has to come.
The children’s rights body has asked Meera Chat to submit a list of channels that are presenting objectionable content against children. In such a situation, continuous action is being taken against the channels. But after the list comes out, YouTube can be asked to take strict action against them. Meanwhile, the Cyber Cell of Maharashtra Police has registered an FIR against the officials of YouTube India and some channels presenting objectionable content against children.
An FIR has been registered following the NCPCR’s notice. In such a situation, YouTube may have to face legal action. However, no response has been received from the Indian government on the matter. Talking about this issue, experts said that there is a ban on objectionable content about children. Submission of such content may attract action under Rule 3 (1) (b) of the IT Rules. In such a situation, YouTube should take immediate action to stop such content.