India / Twitter has lost legal indemnity in India because of its failure to comply with new rules

Zoom News : Jun 16, 2021, 10:03 AM
New Delhi: Twitter has been hit hard for non-compliance with the new IT rules. It has been learned that Twitter has now lost the basis of legal protection in India. The IT rules, which came into force from May 25 on behalf of Twitter, have not yet been complied with, after which this action has been taken against it. That is, now cases can be registered on Twitter under IPC and the police will also be able to inquire. This strictness on Twitter has come at a time when Ghaziabad Police has registered an FIR against him in connection with a viral video. It is believed that now legal action can be taken on Twitter regarding this matter.

A government official said that in any case filed against Twitter after May 26, it will not get legal protection.

This simply means that now action can be taken against Twitter under the Indian Penal Code for any illegal content. After this move, Twitter is now the only US platform from which this legal protection under Section 79 of the IT Act has been withdrawn, while other platforms like Google, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram still have this protection. is.

Earlier on Tuesday, Twitter said that it has appointed an interim chief compliance officer for India. Soon the details of the officer will be shared directly with the Ministry of Information Technology. The government had said in a notice to Twitter that it is given the last chance to comply with the rules. He has to comply with the rules immediately. If she fails to do so, the exemption given to her from liability under the IT Act will be forfeited. Along with this, he has to be ready for action under the IT Act and other penal provisions.

Let us inform that the Ghaziabad Police of Uttar Pradesh had registered an FIR against 9 people, one of whom is Twitter India, after a video of an elderly man being assaulted and indecisively went viral. This action has been taken on all of them due to wrongly giving communal color to the incident. In a video going viral on social media, it is seen that an elderly Muslim was beaten up and his beard was cut. According to the Ghaziabad Police, Twitter did nothing to stop the video from going viral.

Actually, according to the police, the truth of this case is something else. The victim's elder had given some amulets to the accused, due to which the angry accused carried out the incident. But Twitter did not tag this video as "manipulated media". The police also said that the victim has not registered in his FIR about raising slogans of Jai Shri Ram and cutting his beard.

Let us tell you that the new IT rules have come into effect from May 25, 2021, but Twitter is the only tech platform that has not followed these rules despite sending several notices from the government.