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Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari to move to US, to take up role of Senior Director

Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari is all set to relocate to San Francisco for a new role within the company. There has been no official announcement from the company yet on who will take over the role from Maheshwari.

Aug 13, 2021, 18:16 PM IST

Congress to protest 'temporary suspension' of Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account

Twitter had taken down Rahul Gandhi’s tweet that revealed the identity of the relatives of a rape and murder victim in Delhi.

Aug 09, 2021, 09:08 AM 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

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

Another FIR registered against Twitter for hurting religious sentiments

An FIR has been registered against Twitter MD Manish Maheshwari in Delhi. This FIR has been registered in the case of publication of objectionable content about Maa Kali.

Jul 03, 2021, 20:54 PM IST

Ghaziabad assault video: Interim relief for Twitter India MD, Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till july 5

The Karnataka High Court adjourned the petition to July 5 of Twitter Managing Director Manish Maheshwari against the notice issued by Ghaziabad Police under Section 41A of the CrPC, asking him to physically appear before the police in Ghaziabad assault video case. 

Jun 29, 2021, 17:19 PM IST

Loni assault case: Karnataka High Court to hear Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari's plea against Ghaziabad police notice

A bench of Justice G Narendra also clarified that if Ghaziabad Police want to examine the petitioner, Twitter MD, they can do it through virtual mode. The court listed the matter for further hearing on June 29. The Uttar Pradesh Police on June 16, filed FIR against nine entities, including Twitter India in connection with the Loni incident.

Jun 29, 2021, 09:46 AM 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

Ghaziabad Police to challenge Karnataka High Court's interim relief to Twitter India MD in Loni assault case

The Karnataka High Court had directed the Ghaziabad Police not to take any coercive steps against him.  In its order, the High Court also said that if Ghaziabad Police wants to examine the Twitter MD then it can do so through virtual mode. 

Jun 28, 2021, 11:59 AM IST

Karnataka High Court’s relief for Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari

Granting interim relief to Twitter MD Manish Maheshwari, the Karnataka High Court has reportedly directed the Ghaziabad Police not to take any coercive steps against him

Jun 24, 2021, 17:37 PM IST

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari to appear before Ghaziabad Police on June 24

Twitter has drawn flak for failure to fully comply with the new IT rules, which mandates among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel - chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakh users. All the three personnel have to be resident in India. 

Jun 23, 2021, 22:07 PM IST

Twitter India MD issued 2nd notice over Ghaziabad assault video case, asked to appear on June 24

The Ghaizabad Police squarely held the MD responsible for the circulation of the communally provocative video, in which an elderly Muslim man of Bulandshahr was seen crying on June 14, accusing four youths of beating him up, chopping his beard and asking him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.

Jun 22, 2021, 07:37 AM IST

Available for questioning over video call, says Twitter India Chief on Ghaziabad assault video case

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari was on June 17 summoned by the Police to record the statement within seven days.

Jun 21, 2021, 13:19 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

Twitter India deposes before parliamentary panel over preventing 'misuse' of platform

Amid a tussle between the Centre and Twitter over the new IT rules, officials of the microblogging site deposed before a parliamentary panel over preventing misuse of social media.

Jun 18, 2021, 18:02 PM IST

Ghaziabad police sends legal notice to Twitter India MD regarding Ghaziabad viral video

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari in connection with a viral video of an attack on an elderly man in Loni. The MD has been asked to record his statement after "allowing anti-social messages to go viral" on the microblogging site.

Jun 18, 2021, 17:54 PM IST

Twitter failed to comply with IT rules, deliberately chose path of non-compliance: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

RS Prasad asserted that Twitter was given multiple opportunities to comply with the rules, but deliberately chose the path of non-compliance.

Jun 16, 2021, 12:51 PM IST

Twitter loses 'intermediary' status in India over non-compliance with new IT rules: Sources

Twitter has had several faceoffs with the Indian government over the past months, including during the farmers' protest and later when it tagged political posts of several leaders of the ruling party BJP as "manipulated media", triggering a sharp rebuke from the Centre.

Jun 16, 2021, 09:13 AM IST