The digital medium over the last few years has proved to be a huge force when it comes to providing entertainment to the youth. The unabashed and unfiltered nature of the content that the digital medium offers has to play a big reason behind its popularity.
However, it seems the liberty of making such kind of content is under threat now.
As per the reports doing rounds, the I&B Ministry is planning to bring the online content under censorship. And if their plan works out, even Indian web originals will be given censor certification and it goes without saying that you’ll hear a lot of beeps while you watch content on Netflix, Amazon Prime or other OTT channels.
This also comes after a lot of noise on social media regarding the content Netflix offers.
A section of social media users in India got together to start the #BanNetflix trend in the virtual world, blaming the streaming giant for painting a deceitful image of India through their shows and movies.
It all started when Ramesh N. Solanki, who identifies himself as a social worker, Hindu activist and member of the Shiv Sena IT cell, filed a complaint at Mumbai’s LT Marg Police Station.
In the complaint, he claimed that the American streaming giant has “been trying to paint an incorrect pictures of Hindus and India globally”. He urged the police to “take necessary legal action” against the streaming platform.
“Almost, every series on Netflix India is with the intention to defame the country on a global level. It is with deep rooted Hinduphobia that the platform is portraying the nation in a bad light,” read the complaint.