As part of its monthly transparency reports for the two months, Google said that in addition to the details of complaints received from users in India and the actions taken thereon
Several petitions challenging the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, are pending adjudication in different high courts, including the Delhi High Court
Although, he was subsequently allowed to access the account, taking to India-made micro-blogging platform Koo, the minister called the action by the US-headquartered Twitter as "a gross violation of the IT guidelines".
Replying to the worries of banning Twitter, Internet Freedom Foundation clarifies that reports on losing the “protective shield” of an “intermediary status” emerge from an incorrect reading of the law
Sources further said that Twitter is the only social media platform among the mainstream that has not adhered to the new laws.
The Nigerian government has indefinitely suspended Twitter, just days after it accused the US micro-blogging platform of double standards and supporting the secessionists.
A bench of Justice Rekha Palli said:"I am inclined to issue notice. If the rules have not been stayed, then they have to comply with the rules."
The Government of India released a set of IT Rules in February and gave the platforms three month duration to comply with the guidelines.
The new rules, announced on February 25, require large social media platforms to follow additional due diligence, including the appointment of chief compliance officer.
It further cited its 'long history' of managing content according to local laws to assure the Indian government of its continuing efforts to ensure legal compliance.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked social media platforms to abide by the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules
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