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Twitter loses LEGAL SHIELD in India over failure to comply with new IT rules

Despite repeated warnings from the Government of India, Twitter did not comply with the new rules of Internet media, after which its intermediate status has ended.

Yogita S.

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Published on 16 Jun 2021 4:31 AM GMT

Twitter loses LEGAL SHIELD in India over failure to comply with new IT rules
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New Delhi: The Government of India issued new rules for Internet media in February, for which social media platforms were given time till May 25 to comply with the new rule.

Twitter loses legal protection in India:

Despite repeated warnings from the Government of India, Twitter did not comply with the new rules of Internet media, after which its intermediate status has ended. This information has been received from government sources after a case was registered against the social media giant for sharing a viral video.

Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and IT said that Twitter has not yet complied with all the provisions of the rules that came into force on May 25. Sources say that the government had given the last warning on June 5, but even after that, if Twitter could not follow the rules, then it is clear that action has started.

That is, now criminal action can be taken against Twitter if any complaint is received regarding the content. For information, let us tell you that after the end of the intermediate status, this platform will come under the category of general media.

Now if a lawsuit is filed regarding any content, video or anything else running on Twitter's platform, then Twitter will also become a party in it and action will be taken against it under the Indian Penal Code.

Appointment of Chief Compliance Officer:

For information, let us tell you that after the Intermediary Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Information Technology, Twitter has appointed Interim Chief Compliance Officer late Tuesday night. The company has said that the details will be shared with the IT ministry soon. A Twitter spokesperson said that every effort is being made to follow the new guidelines. The IT Ministry is being informed about the progress at every step.

At the same time, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has sent a summon to Twitter. Twitter officials have been summoned and asked to appear before the committee on June 18.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

She covers current News topics, keeps the audience updated with Buzz around the world. Also a PR Enthusiast.

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