As part of the Supreme Court’s ongoing hearing on the Sudarshan TV ‘UPSC Jihad’ show, the Centre submitted an affidavit saying that what is needed is regulation of digital media. The government claimed digital media is spreading hatred, violence and even terror. In this discussion, Siddharth Varadarajan and Arfa Khanum Sherwani explain how this claim of ‘lack of regulation’ is a myth and that what the government is really trying to do is rein in digital journalism.

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