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Need body to regulate big tech firms: Sushil Modi.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi Tuesday accused Facebook of “undermining the safety” of Indian users by not flagging misinformation and hate speech, and urged the Centre to form an independent regulatory body for big tech companies.

Speaking during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, the former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister also said traditional media companies are not paid sufficiently despite their journalistic content being used by big tech platforms. “To ensure this, following an EU directive, countries like France, Germany and Australia have already legislated neighbouring rights in which platforms like Google are made to pay traditional media outlets for use of their content,” Modi said.

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