After Twitter left the government seething, the move came by briefly dropping blue tick verification badge for Vice President Venkaiah Naidu for “inactivity”.
The government on Sunday said abiding by the country’s new rules on social media companies has given Twitter one last chance to appoint India-based executives who will pay. During increasing difficulty on stage.
“Twitter Inc. has been given final instructions to comply with the rules immediately. The exemption from liability available under section 2000 of the IT Act shall be withdrawn and Twitter shall be liable for the consequences of Twitter under the IT Act and other sections. “India’s penal laws,” the government said.
A new flash point has emerged in the match between Twitter and the government after the “blue tick” verification badge was temporarily removed for not logging into Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s account. six months.
Twitter has been combating with Indian Govt since February when technology ministry demanded, it to remove content alleging PM Modi’s administration which was trying to silence criticism related to farmer protests in the country.
Due to which Indian government announced new rules that ambition to make social media firms more accountable to legal requests for swift blocking of posts and require the appointment of an Indian grievance officer to deal with complaints.
Last month, Twitter classification as “manipulated media” of the posts by BJP leaders targeting Congress drew a sharp response from the government, which vigorously asked the site to remove the label, calling it “an overreach and prejudicial”.
The controversy generate Twitter flagging concerns about “freedom of expression and the safety of its staff” in India after police enter to its offices in the capital.
Following the government’s new rules, Twitter said it has appointed an interim grievance redressal officer, but has still name a compliance officer and a nodal officer. The company is disputing in court, the government said Twitter has not accept all the conditions of the new law.
Twitter said the new IT rules have motivate also spurred a legal challenge from Facebook-owned WhatsApp which said the government was exceeding its legal powers by ordering rules that will force the messaging applications to smash end-to-end message encryption.