False: Disaster Management Act Restricts News Reports On COVID-19

The message wrongly interprets a 2020 link by LiveLaw to state that reporting on COVID-19 is banned except for the government

Claim

Under the Disaster Management Act, apart from government departments, sharing of COVID-19 news is prohibited

Fact

The viral claim misinterprets LiveLaw's 2020 reporting where the Centre sought in the Supreme Court to inhibit the publication of COVID-19 news under the Disaster Management Act, unless verified by the government, but the SC refused. LiveLaw too had denied this interpretation of their reporting.

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Claim Review :   The Disaster Management Act prohibits dissemination of information of COVID-19 except by the government
Claimed By :  Social media
Fact Check :  False
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