wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

DoT official suspended for flagging ‘incendiary’ YouTube video; YouTube reportedly takes it down

Ashish Joshi, the Controller of Communications Accounts for Uttarakhand State, Department of Telecom, has been suspended for flagging a video posted by Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra as ‘incendiary’, reports the Indian Express. Joshi flagged the video to Delhi Commissioner Police, but it is unclear if he reported it to YouTube as well.

It is important to note that Joshi’s suspension order does not mention a reason for his suspension. MediaNama could not ascertain the reason for Joshi’s suspension.

  • The report points out that Joshi sent this letter to the Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik on a DoT letterhead.
  • IE’s source says that Joshi was not summoned by the ministry or asked for an explanation for flagging the video
  • A Ministry of Telecom official said that Joshi was suspended for “misuse of official position, creating public confusion and violation of conduct of rules.. In an official capacity.”

Joshi said that the video “provoking people to attack some citizens. The video violates IPC and IT Act.”

Note that according to a tweet by Joshi, YouTube has taken down the video:

Complaints about abusive WhatsApp messages

Joshi was instrumental in letting WhatsApp users file a complaint with the Department of Telecom with regards to offensive/abusive messages they receive on WhatsApp earlier this week. The victim/receiver could email the DoT at “ccaddn-dot@nic.in” with a screenshot(s) of the message along with the sender’s mobile number. Joshi said the complaint would be taken up by telecom operators and police heads for necessary action. It is not clear what action would be taken after a user posted a complaint.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Looking at the definition of health data, it is difficult to verify whether health IDs are covered by the Bill.

News

The accession to the Convention brings many advantages, but it could complicate the Brazilian stance at the BRICS and UN levels.

News

In light of the state's emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?

News

The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.

News

The latest draft is also problematic for companies or service providers that have nothing to with children's data.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ