The government has sent a final notice to Twitter to get the new IT rules to be followed. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has issued a notice saying that the new Intermediary Rules have come into effect from May 26, 2021. But till now Twitter has not accepted the new rules. It has been said in the notice that from the reply received from Twitter, it is not yet clear whether it has appointed the Chief Compliance Officer or not. Along with this, the people who have been made Resident Grievance Officer Nodal Contact Person by the company are also not employees of Twitter in India. Whereas it is necessary according to the new IT rules. It has been said in the notice that if the new rules are not followed, then there may be such consequences, which have not been imagined.
Twitter is not ready to bow down
Twitter has been given three months to comply with the new IT rules. But from his stand it does not seem that he is ready to bow down to the government in the matter of new rules. The new rules have started from 26 May. The government notice states that Twitter has given the address of its office in India that of a law firm. This is also not according to the rules. If Twitter does not follow the rules, then it will not get the benefit of liability exemption from liability. He can also be punished for this.
What is the whole matter?
Earlier, Google, Facebook and WhatsApp had agreed to appoint compliance and other officials as per the IT guidelines, but Twitter refused to comply with the rules. Tension continues between Twitter and the government regarding the new rules. On Saturday morning, Twitter removed the blue tick from the personal account of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. However, a few hours later, Twitter returned the blue tick. After this, Twitter also removed the blue tick from the account of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Since then, the dispute between the central government and Twitter regarding the new IT rules became heated again. After this the government gave the final notice to Twitter.
In fact, Twitter had termed several tweets of BJP leaders regarding the alleged toolkit of the Congress as ‘manipulated media’. These tweets were made by BJP leaders in response to the Congress criticizing the government over the Corona control. The central government had accused the Congress of interfering in the investigation of the ‘Toolicut’ case on Twitter. Although Twitter had said that it would follow the IT rules.