No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt
No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt

 The government today said there is no proposal to monitor social media on the Internet and it has not deputed any team to track the new-age platform.

Centre working on new law against cyber crimes: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that the Centre is working on formulating a new law under IT Act, on the lines of section 66 (A) that was struck down recently by the Supreme Court.

Centre working on new law against cyber crimes: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that the Centre is working on formulating a new law under IT Act, on the lines of section 66 (A) that was struck down recently by the Supreme Court.

SC ruling on Section 66A must be hailed but abuse on social media is not acceptable

Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on 2009 amendment to the IT Act, which curbed free speech on social media, as being in contravention of the spirit of the Indian Constitution is something that must be hailed and something that was unanimously cheered by all sections of society.

DNA: Victory for freedom of expression as Section 66 A of IT Act scrapped

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

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SC scraps controversial section 66A of IT Act

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

SC scraps controversial section 66A of IT Act- Part II

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo
Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Amid a debate over freedom of speech on social media, Twitter today said it will make sure that the "voices" of its users are defended, even as it would make it harder for any "abuse" to take place from its platform.

Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad
Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad

To push the Digital India initiative further, Indian government in collaboration with social media platform Twitter launched Twitter Samvad today. This new service will now allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office.

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SC ruling "defining moment" for freedom of expression: Amnesty

Terming the apex court's decision to strike down Section 66A of the IT Act as a "defining moment" for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International Tuesday said there are other problematic laws, including those on sedition and criminal defamation, that exist and need to be done away with.

Some infamous cases registered under IT Act in India

In the light of the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday and declaring that the Act was misused, a quick run through some controversial cases.

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court
IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the much-denounced Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2008 after finding it violative of the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution, triggering a frenzy of laudatory posts in the social media within minutes of the far-reaching judgment.

SC's striking down 66A of IT Act victory for 300 million Internet users'

 The Supreme Court judgement rendering a provision of the IT Act as unconstitutional is a momentous victory for more than 300 million Net users in the country, Internet and Mobile Association of India said today.

AAP hails apex court's decision on section 66A

The AAP on Tuesday hailed the apex court's decision of striking down section 66A of the IT Act and defending the Fundamental Rights of citizens.

Bonhomie in house of student who posted 'objectionable comments' against Azam Khan on FB

Bonhomie replaced an atmosphere of shock and anger in the house of Class 12 student, who had made "objectionable comments" against UP Minister Azam Khan on FB, after Supreme Court on Tuesday scrapped Section 66A of the IT Act.

Pointing to Mamata, CPI (M) welcomes SC ruling on Section 66A of IT Act

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should get the message over striking down of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act by the Supreme Court.

Scrapped IT provision was poorly drafted, misused: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement holding Section 66A of the IT Act as unconstitutional, saying it was poorly drafted and misused.

SC strikes down controversial Section 66A of IT Act

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

Politicians, lawyers, activists hail SC decision to scrap Sec 66A of IT Act
Politicians, lawyers, activists hail SC decision to scrap Sec 66A of IT Act

Leading politicians, lawyers and human rights activists have welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and hoped that the misuse of the draconian law will now be prevented.