The conflict between Twitter and the Indian government has been raging for the past few months. So now Twitter has made a big mistake.
New Delhi : Twitter and the Indian government have been at loggerheads for the past few months. So now Twitter has made a big mistake, which they may have to bear the brunt of. Twitter has tampered with the map of India and tried to show the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as independent countries. According to government sources, the government may take stern action in the matter. Earlier, Twitter had shown Leh to be part of China, a warning the government had strongly objected to. (Jammu and Kasmir, Ladakh Outside India Map On Twitter Website)
Social media platforms, which are reluctant to accept the country’s new IT rules, have misrepresented the Indian map in the career section of their website. The map shown in the ‘Tweep Life’ section of the website shows Jammu and Kashmir as an independent country, while Leh is said to be part of China.
Twitter has made such a mistake before. On the one hand, the company is in conflict with the Indian government over the new IT rules, while on the other hand, a wrong map of India has been published on the website. Recently, the Twitter handle of India’s IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was blocked for an hour. Therefore, the central government may take strict action on Twitter in the near future. The microblogging site has recently been banned in Nigeria for similar reasons.
It was reported a week ago that Twitter India had been given a final notice by the central government to abide by 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.
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 grievance 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 with 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 also has to state the method of complaint through which users or victims can lodge their complaint.
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(Jammu and Kasmir, Ladakh Outside India Map On Twitter Website)