The government of PM Modi has formally stated that Twitter has lost its immunity in a court statement.
Twitter, the world’s largest microblogging platform, has failed to comply with new IT regulations. That’s why it no more enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India.
Twitter has disobeyed the new guidelines, according to India’s IT ministry, which briefed the High Court in New Delhi. The US firm’s immunity was, as a result, revoked.
Why did this happen?
- Twitter user filed a complaint against Twitter. It was over certain allegedly defamatory messages on the platform.
- They claimed that the social media platform was breaking the law. That was by failing to select certain new executives as required by the new statute.
- But Twitter did not comment on this.
Previously, Twitter stated that it was making every attempt to comply.
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has slammed Twitter, for deliberately defying the law. Tensions between New Delhi and Twitter increased in recent weeks.
At least five cases have been brought against the corporation or its executives in India. Issues include child pornography and a controversial map of India on its page.
It happened after a map on Twitter’s careers page depicted Indian-administered Kashmir as being located outside of India.
Manish Maheshwari, the CEO of Twitter India, has been identified in complaints filed by police in two Indian states.
The police in the northern state summoned Maheshwari to address allegations.
Separately, the state of Uttar Pradesh has petitioned the Supreme Court.
They wanted to overturn a court order prohibiting police action against Maheshwari. This occurred after a lower court shielded him from arrest.