Centre Gives Final Notice to Twitter Over Compliance With New IT Rules, Warns of “Unintended Consequences”

Centre Gives Final Notice to Twitter Over Compliance With New IT Rules, Warns of “Unintended Consequences” Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari granted interim bail. (Photo Credit: Pexels)

New Delhi: The Government of India on Saturday (June 5) gave the final notice to Twitter over compliance with the new IT Rules. In the notice, the government also added that non-compliance with the rules will have “unintended consequences” for the social media giant.

The notice said, “The provisions for significant social media intermediarie under the Rules have already come into force on May 26, 2021 and it has been more than a week but Twitter has refused to comply with the provisons of these Rules”.

“Needless to state, such non-compliance will lead to unintended consequences including Twitter losing exemption from liability as intermediary available under Section 79 of the Informatioon Technoplogy (IT) Act, 2000,” added the letter.

The notice said that Twiiter has failed to comply with the Indian law even after it was the first country to enthusisatically adopt the platform outside the United States.

“The people of India who use the Twitter platformn, deserve and demand a fair mchanism to address their grievances and resolve their dispute,” it added.

The notice was served on the same day on which Twitter for a bried period removed the blue tick from the personal Twitter handle of Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Furthermore, the blue tick on the account of RSS joint general secretaries Suresh Soni and Arun Kumar’s handles were also removed.

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