Digital Media rules – move towards totalitarianism?

The promulgation of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 by Government of India on Feb. 25, 2021, immediately reminds one about the prophetic words of Professor KT Shah in the Constituent Assembly on Dec. 1, 1948. He said – “The liberty of the person, ever since the consciousness of civil liberties has come upon the people, has been the main battleground of the autocrats and those fighting against them…. The autocrat, the despot, has always wished, whenever he was bankrupt of any other argument,

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