During the Blue Tick case, the Indian government has sent a final notice to Twitter to comply with the new IT rules.
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New Delhi : During the Blue Tick in Twitter case, the Government of India has sent a final notice to Twitter to abide by the new IT rules. In the notice, the government has made it clear to Twitter that it must immediately comply with the IT Rules imposed on social media from May 26, and if Twitter does not do so, the government may take legal action against Twitter. (Indian Government gives final notice to Twitter for compliance with new IT rules)
On Saturday morning, Twitter deleted the blue tick (verified) from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s personal account. However, a few hours later, Twitter re-verified their account and returned the blue tick. Not only that, Twitter has also removed the blue tick from the account of RSS president Mohan Bhagwat. Since then, the debate between the central government and Twitter over the new IT rules has resumed. Demonstrating toughness against Twitter, the government has given a final warning to abide by IT rules.
The government issued a stern warning to Twitter
The government has said that Twitter India has been given final instructions to comply with the new rules immediately. Failure to comply with this notice will result in revocation of liability under Section 79 of the IT Act, 2000 and action will be taken against Twitter under the IT Act and other penal laws of India.
Twitter refuses to comply with government rules
Earlier, giants like Google, Facebook and WhatsApp had agreed to appoint statutory officers in line with the new IT guidelines, but Twitter refused to comply with the rules.
A basket of rules from Twitter?
Government sources said last week that major social media companies such as Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared information with the Ministry of Information Technology under the new digital rules, but Twitter has not complied with the criteria set by the government. Even after a week, Twitter has not taken any steps in this regard.
Sources said Twitter did not send the details of the chief compliance officer to the Ministry of Information Technology. Only the details of the lawyer acting as the nodal liaison person and the grievance officer were shared with the legal entity.
Meanwhile, big digital companies like Google and Facebook have started updating their websites in accordance with India’s new Social Media Rules (Social Media Rules) for the purpose of appointing complaints officers and other information.
According to government sources, big social media companies like Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared various details with the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) under the new digital rules. However, Twitter still does not follow the rules. The new rules require large social media intermediaries to appoint grievance redressal officers, nodal officers and chief executive officers. These officers must be posted in India and will stay here.
The category of major social media intermediaries includes those social media platforms, which have more than 50 lakh users. Industry sources said Facebook and WhatsApp have already shared compliance reports with the Ministry of Electronics and IT. Information on the appointment of new grievance officers is being updated on these new forums.
Google, YouTube provided information about grievance redressal officers
Google has named Joe Greer on the Contact Us page. His address is Mountain View USA. This page also provides information about the grievance redressal mechanism for YouTube. As a rule, all social media companies have to provide the grievance redressal officer and their address on their website, app or both. It will also have to state the grievance mechanism through which users or victims can lodge their grievances.
Complaints will have to be resolved within 15 days
The Complaints Officer must be notified of the complaint within 24 hours. Also, such complaints will have to be settled within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt.
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