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Twitter loss protection in India | Twitter News In India

Twitter lost legal shield in India|Twitter News in India

concerns freedom of expression

A few months ago India updates their IT rules in that they advise Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to follow the new law Social media platform Refuse first but they stating to follow it but there was some problem with Twitter.

There is a tough war situation between Twitter and the Indian government a Few days ago Twitter concern with freedom of speech in India because Delhi police officers visit the Twitter office in Delhi they visited because probe over the ongoing “toolkit ” matter between the rolling BJP and congress party.

What is all Matter

Now Twitter lost protection rights because one video of Sufi Abdul Samad  Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, realize Sufi Abdul Samad saying that his beard was cut off and he was forced to chant “Vande Matram” and “Jai Shri Ram” by a group that assaulted him.

The UP police say he had lied and that it was not a communal incident as implied in tweets; the man was attacked by six people — Hindus and Muslims – who were upset over amulets he had sold them, according to the police. The attackers had accused the man of selling fake talismans.

In this Indian IT, the minister says Twitter has not yet complied with all the provisions of the rules that came into force on May 25 so they have to face these consequences.

What is the actual statement of the IT minster of Ravi Shankar Prasad

Statment at June 16 against Twitter on Twitter

statement at 11.32 am

However, if any foreign entity believes that it can portray itself as the flag bearer of free speech in India to excuse itself from complying with the law of the land, such attempts are misplaced.

statement at 11.32 am

Numerous queries are arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbor provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect on the 26th of May.

Statement at 11.32 am

Indian companies be it pharma, IT, or others that go to do business in the USA or other foreign countries, voluntarily follow the local laws. Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse?

statement at 11.23

What happened in UP was illustrative of Twitter’s arbitrariness in fighting fake news. While Twitter has been over-enthusiastic about its fact-checking mechanism, its failure to act in multiple cases like UP is perplexing & indicates its inconsistency in fighting misinformation.

New IT Rule

 

Section 79 in The Information Technology Act, 2000 says that any social media intermediary will not be in the radar of legal action for any third party information, data, or communication link made available or hosted by him.

these protection add if there is not misuse and any addition of in content so these protection is not applicable in that medium from which content is publish and share is also responsible in disobey of law.

What is Twitter action plan on it

Twitter is  business group they didn’t want to loss his big market after Nigeria ban Twiiter which is biggest country in Africa after that in asia India is also bigesst country they didi want to loss his business so Twitter is traying to continue touch with Indian government and they are trying to conveence Indian government.

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