The IT ministry has said that Twitter is refusing to comply with the rules set out in the new arbitration guidelines.
Mumbai : Twitter is a social media platform embroiled in a controversy over IT rules in India. Meanwhile, a local Russian court has fined Twitter 1.9 million rubles (about 9 259,000) for failing to remove banned content on Twitter. Also, the company’s fine for unauthorized protests has been increased to 2.79 crore rubles (80 380,000). In early April, Twitter was fined 1 121,000 for similar crimes in Russia. (Russian Court Fines Twitter For Failing To Delete Content)
Earlier this week, a Moscow court fined Facebook and Google on similar charges, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, the Indian government has retaliated against Twitter’s latest statement, in which India expressed concern about Twitter being a ‘potential threat’ to freedom of expression. The Government of India said that the microblogging platform is trying to fix its position in India and wants to weaken the legal system of the country.
The IT ministry has said that Twitter is refusing to follow the same rules as per the new arbitration guidelines, on the basis of which it is claiming safe protection from any criminal liability in India. Twitter is emphasizing the need for collective responsibility of elected officials, industry and civil society to protect the public interest. The IT ministry has said that Twitter itself must now comply with Indian laws.
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government over new IT rules for social media platforms, while Twitter has asked the IT ministry to consider extending the deadline by at least three months to implement the new arbitration guidelines for the company.
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(Russian Court Fines Twitter For Failing To Delete Content)