The micro-blogging platform’s refusal to conform to amended IT rules led the centre to approach the Delhi High Court, which pulled it up. The company has now asked for more time to comply with the rules.
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court which sought directions to the Central Government to restrain all online social media networks operating in India and not to carry out any Islamophobic posts or messages hurting or insulting the feelings of a particular community.
Twitter has sought eight weeks time from Delhi High Court to appoint regular resident grievance redressal officers under the IT Rules. The social media giant has filed an affidavit in response to a pending plea challenging the non-compliance of IT rules.
Twitter admittedly qualifies as a significant Social Media Intermediary (“SSMI”) as defined under Rule 2(1) (v) of the IT Rules 2021 hence Twitter is obligated to comply with the provisions of the IT Rules, 2021 and the compliances set out therein
As in the case of the new IT rules—aimed at controlling social media majors Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as digital news portals like The Wire, Scroll and The Quint—the objective behind the draft e-commerce rules is shadowing.
Are the pleas in courts about the constitutionality of the Act by Twitter an attempt to use social media as a vehicle to herald political change in India? Hopefully, the courts will see through the game.
Having sued Air India and having come up against stiff resistance from the Indian government, British Oil company Cairn Energy Plc has now set its sight on assets of other Indian government-owned firms from the US to Singapore.
Twitter India's head approached Karnataka High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the tweets about the assault of an elderly man Abdul Samad who was thrashed and forced to chant "Jai Sri Ram" and "Vande Mataram".
A Special Leave Petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, seeking investigation against Twitter and its users, for their alleged inflammatory posts on the social media, while also seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines under the IT Act, 2000.