IT rules

Accounts involved in sharing explicit content and pornography on Twitter: Report

The policy on non-consensual nudity is rendered ambiguous considering the conditions laid down for posting consensual adult content and pornography.

Aug 27, 2021, 23:12 PM IST

IT Rules: Google publishes transparency report, weeds out 11.6 lakh harmful content

Besides Google, several other internet intermediaries or platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter also submit their monthly transparency reports in accordance with the new IT rules.

Jul 30, 2021, 16:58 PM IST

Delhi HC to hear pleas of Facebook, WhatsApp challenging new IT Rules in August

The new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 were announced by the government on February 25 and requires large social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to comply with the norms by May 25.

Jul 30, 2021, 15:20 PM IST

Committed to working with democratic governments globally: Twitter responds to parliamentary panel on new IT rules, January 26 violence and Ghaziabad assault video

Twitter said that 'certain requirements' of the Digital Media Ethics Rules 2021 "are beyond its main Act, ie the IT Act". 

Jul 14, 2021, 14:49 PM IST

Twitter publishes 1st compliance report under new IT rules

Twitter had previously appointed Dharmendra Chatur as its interim grievance officer for India after the new IT rules came into force on May 26. However, Chatur stepped down within weeks of taking over the key role.

Jul 11, 2021, 16:41 PM IST

Twitter names Vinay Prakash as Resident Grievance Officer for India

Twitter -- which has an estimated 1.75 crore users in India -- lost its legal shield as an intermediary in India, becoming liable for users posting any unlawful content.

Jul 11, 2021, 11:01 AM IST

Have appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer, will make other key appointments soon: Twitter tells Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court had last week slammed the micro-blogging platform for inordinate delay in making key appointments in compliance with the country’s new digital laws.

Jul 08, 2021, 12:47 PM IST

Twitter will be in trouble if it fails to comply with India rules, warns Delhi High Court

The plea had urged the high court to issue directions to the Centre to pass necessary instructions to Twitter India and Twitter Inc to appoint a resident grievance officer under Rule 4 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 without any delay.

Jul 06, 2021, 14:34 PM IST

Delhi High Court raps Twitter over delay in key appointments, says 'you can’t take as long as you want’

Twitter has previously said it was making all efforts to comply. The new IT rules which became effective end-May are aimed at regulating content on social media firms and making them more accountable to legal requests for swift removal of posts and sharing details on the originators of messages.

Jul 06, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad praises Google, Facebook for publishing compliance reports

The publishing of compliance reports by Google, Facebook and Instagram is bound to turn up the heat on Twitter, which has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules.

Jul 03, 2021, 19:07 PM IST

Facebook actioned 30 million content pieces during May 15-June 15

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms (with over 5 million users) will have to publish periodic compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon. 

Jul 03, 2021, 16:27 PM IST

Twitter to appoint resident grievance officer for India soon

Twitter had appointed California-based Jeremy Kessel as India’s new grievance redressal officer after Chatur quit his post. The update on the website of Twitter showed the appointment of Kessel in the new role.

Jul 03, 2021, 15:09 PM IST

Koo, Google publish maiden compliance reports under govt’s new IT rules

Google had said 27,762 complaints were received by Google and YouTube in April this year from individual users in India over alleged violation of local laws or personal rights, which resulted in the removal of 59,350 pieces of content.

Jul 02, 2021, 11:08 AM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Shashi Tharoor accounts blocked: Parliamentary panel seeks Twitter's response within 48 hours

The panel was instructed by Tharoor to seek reply from Twitter on the blocking of access to accounts of Prasad and others on its platform, the sources said. Last week, Twitter had blocked Union Information and Technology Minister Prasad from accessing his account which ratcheted up tensions with the government as it came under renewed attack for not following local laws.

Jun 29, 2021, 22:16 PM IST

Twitter website displays distorted map of India, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh shown as separate country

The US digital giant has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules. The government has slammed Twitter for deliberate defiance and failure to comply with the country's new IT rules, which has led to the microblogging platform losing its legal shield as an intermediary in India, and becoming liable for users posting any unlawful content.

Jun 28, 2021, 17:19 PM IST

Twitter interim grievance officer for India quits amid IT Rules row

Twitter's website no longer displays Dharmendra Chatur's name, as required under Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. Chatur was recently appointed as interim resident grievance officer for India by Twitter. 

Jun 27, 2021, 21:07 PM IST

Twitter withholds 35 tweets after legal request from India

A Twitter spokesperson said: "As explained in our Country Withheld Policy, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content in response to a valid legal demand or when the content has been found to violate local law(s)."

Jun 25, 2021, 22:40 PM IST

India slams UN Rapporteurs’ criticism of new IT rules, says our democratic credentials are well recognised

In the letter, the mission pointed out that the Indian Ministry of Information Technology and Information and Broadcasting had in fact took consultations in 2018 to prepare for draft rules.

Jun 20, 2021, 15:04 PM IST

Rule of land supreme, not your policy: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

Earlier this month, the Centre issued a notice to Twitter giving it one last chance to "immediately" comply with the new IT rules and warned that failure to adhere to the norms will lead to the platform losing exemption from liability under the IT Act.

Jun 18, 2021, 19:26 PM IST

Country cannot run according to Twitter: Ravi Shankar Prasad’s first reaction following FIR on microblogging platform

Prasad said that Indian companies, be it pharma or IT or others that go to do business in the US or in other countries overseas, voluntarily follow the local laws. "Then why are platforms like Twitter showing reluctance in following Indian laws designed to give voice to the victims of abuse and misuse," the minister questioned micro-blogging Twitter over non-compliance of IT laws. 

Jun 16, 2021, 22:46 PM IST