Delhi High Court issues notice, 'Twitter has to comply with new IT rules'
The court said that if new information technology (IT) rules related to digital media are not banned, Twitter will have to abide by them.
New Delhi: After all the protests, microblogging site Twitter has agreed to several new guidelines of the social media of the Government of India. Twitter told the Delhi High Court that it has complied with the Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Code of Conduct of Digital Media) Rules, 2021 and on 28 May, it has also appointed a complaint officer, although Twitter has named the complaint officer No information has been given about this yet.
Delhi Court on Twitter Policy:
The court said that if new information technology (IT) rules related to digital media are not banned, Twitter will have to abide by them. Along with this comment, Justice Rekha Palli has issued a notice to the Center and social media platform Twitter on the petition of advocate Amit Acharya and directed them to present their case.
Amit Acharya has claimed in his petition that Twitter has not followed the rules. On the other hand, Twitter claimed before the court that it followed the rules and appointed a grievance redressal officer, but the central government denied the claim. The court said, "If these (rules) are not banned, they will have to abide by it."
Acharya, in the petition filed through advocates Akash Bajpai and Manish Kumar, said that when he tried to file a complaint regarding some tweets, he came to know about the alleged non-compliance of government rules.
Earlier, WhatsApp was also not ready to implement the new guideline but according to sources it too has implemented the new guideline and submitted the information of the complaint officer to the government. Before WhatsApp, Facebook and Google said the new guideline has been implemented without any protest.
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