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India revokes Twitter’s immunity from prosecution


Twitter will be stripped of its immunity from liability for all content posted by users in India for failing to comply with the country’s new rules for intermediaries.

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The Indian government has said that Twitter will be stripped of its immunity from legal prosecution for all content posted by users in India for failing to comply with the country’s new regulations for users. with intermediate platforms.

India’s Information Technology Regulations 2021 (including the Guidelines for mediation platforms and the Code of Ethics for Digital Media) comes into effect from May 26, which requires networks to The society provides details about compliance officers, contact points and complaints officers.

This person will review complaints, monitor content, and remove them if they are objectionable. These regulations apply not only to social media platforms, but also to online movie streaming (OTT) platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime.

These applications will have to appoint an India-based complaints handler who will receive complaints and process them within 15 days. Indian authorities have sent a letter asking social networks to provide information under the new regulations.

However, in a filing submitted to the Delhi High Court on July 5, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) argued that Twitter had violated the provisions of the Ministry of Information Technology Regulations, will therefore be deprived of immunity from legal prosecution.

The MEITy filing was filed as part of a lawsuit brought by a Twitter user, which alleges that some tweets contain defamatory content and alleges that Twitter failed to comply with a requirement to appoint a number of Twitter users. new executive director.

Earlier, the press reported that social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Google could face legal action in India if they do not comply with a new regulation by the government to strengthen control. control intermediate platforms.

Failure to comply with the above provisions will result in the social media networks being stripped of their intermediary platform status and immunity and will face criminal action under Indian law.

The controversy over the issue has raised concerns that US technology companies will find it difficult to do business in the face of an increasingly stringent regulatory environment.

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