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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

India Strips Twitter Of Immunity Over User Content

India has stripped Twitter of immunity from liability protection against user-generated content, accusing it in court filing of failing to comply with new IT rules.


The statement is the first time Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has officially said the micro-blogging giant has lost its immunity.

This was after the government repeatedly criticised Twitter for non-compliance.

The dispute and the public spat has raised concern that American firms will find it difficult to do business amid a more stringent regulatory environment.

India’s IT ministry told the High Court in New Delhi that Twitter’s non-compliance amounted to a breach of the provisions of the IT Act, causing the U.S. firm to lose its immunity, according to the filing dated July 5.

The filing came in a case filed by a Twitter user who wanted to complain about some allegedly defamatory tweets on the platform, and said the company was not complying with the new law that requires appointment of certain new executives.

Twitter declined to comment but had previously said it was making all efforts to comply.

India’s new IT rules which became effective end-May are aimed at regulating content on social media firms and making them more accountable to legal requests for swift removal of posts and sharing details on the originators of messages.

Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has slammed Twitter for deliberately defying the law and said all social media firms must abide by the new rules.

In recent weeks, as acrimony grew between New Delhi and Twitter, Indian police have filed at least five cases against the company or its officials, including some related to child pornography and a controversial map of India on its career page. read more

Police in two Indian states have named Twitter India chief Manish Maheshwari in complaints.

Separately, the state of Uttar Pradesh has challenged in the Supreme Court a bar on police action against Maheshwari, after a lower court protected him against arrest over an accusation that the platform was used to spread hate.

from pmnewsnigeria


  1. Even here in India Buhari and Lai are still trying to muzzle us.

  2. Cat's got all your tongues,abi? Hope you've all seen that every country wants to protect its sovereignty. There must be law and order,no question. Thanks to President Buhari for showing the world that it's possible to regulate these irresponsible tech giants.


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