Twitter told the court that it has followed the IT rules. A Twitter spokesperson said that Twitter always tries to follow the applicable law in India.
Twitter on Monday reiterated its adherence to the new IT intermediary guidelines in India as a result of non-compliance by the Delhi High Court with Twitter India and Twitter Inc. Notice has been issued on the petition.
This petition filed on behalf of Advocate Amit Acharya has appealed to the High Court to issue directions to the Center under Rule 4 of the Information Technology (Arbitral Guidelines and Digital Code of Conduct) Rules, 2021 without any delay. Give the necessary instructions to Twitter India and Twitter to appoint Resident Grievance Officer.
The High Court said, if the IT rules for digital media have not been banned, then Twitter will have to follow them. The High Court court asked the Center and Twitter to express their stand on the petition to ensure compliance of IT rules by the social media platform.
Twitter spokesperson said big thing
On this, Twitter told the court that it has followed the IT rules. A Twitter spokesperson said that as has been said earlier, Twitter always tries to follow the law applicable in India. He further said that we are strictly directed to protect freedom of expression and privacy under Indian law. We also follow the principles of transparency. But the Center opposed the claims of the social media platform.
Significantly, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Telegram, LinkedIn, etc. have either fully or partially followed the new IT rules, while Twitter has not yet followed the regulations. Twitter last week requested the IT ministry to consider a minimum extension of three months for the company to implement the new intermediary guidelines.
In his petition, filed through advocates Akash Bajpai and Manish Kumar, Amit Acharya said that he came to know about the alleged non-compliance when he tried to file a complaint against some of the tweets.
(With IANS input)
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