Big news has come about the microblogging site Twitter which states that recently the Indian government has implemented the necessary new IT law issued for social media companies, which Twitter hasn’t abided by.
And as a result of that, the legal protection of Twitter is over, and now, Twitter shall face legal action like any other publisher. An FIR has been lodged against Twitter in the Abdul Sanad case because the wrong tweet was neither flagged nor removed, considering which the Intermediary status of the company has been revoked.
A Twitter spokesperson says that “we are keeping MEITY (Ministry of Electronics and IT) apprised of progress at every step of the process. An interim Chief Compliance Officer has been retained and the information related to this will be shared directly with the ministry soon. Twitter is making every effort to comply with the new rules.”
The Central Government, in a notice given to Twitter a few days ago, stated that a last chance is being given to Twitter to comply with the new rules related to IT law. Twitter has to comply with the rules immediately, and in case of any failure to do so, the exemption provided to it under the IT Act will be withdrawn. Along with this, the company(Twitter) will have to be ready for action under the IT Act and other penal provisions.