Censorship on the internet can be done in two ways:
- The Government can block any content that it considers either a threat to national security. It can even block content which can disrupt public order or which would encourage people to commit a crime. When the Government blocks online content, they follow a procedure under the law.
- Internet service providers and social media platforms have a responsibility to remove any “illegal content”. Illegal content is anything that is grossly harmful, harassing or blasphemous. They have to remove it if they get an order from a Court.
Youtube, Hotstar, Netflix etc sometimes show uncensored films. The Censor Board said that they will demand that all applicants (filmmakers) cannot release censored portions of their films anywhere on the internet. The Cinematograph Act would not directly apply here.0