EFEBy Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, India

India on Thursday unveiled a set of new guidelines that will allow the government to regulate digital content and assert more control over online news portals, social media and video-streaming platforms.

The new rules, which will have far-reaching ramifications for digital content in the country, make it obligatory for tech firms to quickly remove any unlawful content and assist in probing its origin.

The guidelines have revived the self-regulation versus censorship debate in a country labeled "partly free" by Freedom House watchdog on the global internet freedom index.EFE