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According to the new guidelines by the Government of India, Social media platforms are welcome to do business in India but they need to follow the Constitution and the laws of India. The new rules establish a “soft-touch self-regulatory architecture and a Code of Ethics and three tier grievance redressal mechanism for news publishers and OTT Platforms and digital media”. “An intermediary upon receiving actual knowledge in the form of an order by a court or…

Government of India reportedly pitching ‘Koo’ as an alternative to Twitter In response to a non-compliance notice from the Government of India, Twitter on Wednesday issued an update with a list of actions it has taken as a result of the blocking orders by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act).  The government of India had served an order to twitter to block handles it alleged…

The Indian government has sent a fresh notice to Twitter in less than 10 days, directing it to block 1,178 more accounts believed to be ‘linked to the Khalistan sympathisers and those backed by Pakistan as well’. According to sources, the new notice was sent to Twitter on Thursday last week and the company was yet to comply with the directions. Earlier this month, the IT ministry had asked the micro-blogging platform to block 257…

New Delhi: Some tweets of actor Kangana Ranaut were deleted today by Twitter, which said the posts were in violation of the platform’s rules on hate speech. Two tweets by the actor have been deleted in the last two hours, both related to the farmer protests and the backlash on the world stage after tweets by international celebrities. “We have taken action on Tweets that were in violation of the Twitter Rules in line with…

The government of India has sent a notice to Twitter for restoring a number of accounts, posting in support of the farmers’ protests, despite the IT Ministry directive and warned of consequences “of non-compliance of directions issued under section 69A of the Act”. Earlier, nearly 100 Twitter accounts and 150 tweets, belonging to various individuals, groups and media organisations from all spheres were withheld by the social media site in response to legal demands on…

New Delhi: On the 73rd anniversary of the assasination India’s ‘father of the nation’ Gandhi, a hashtag #NathuramGodseAmarRahe is trending on the social media giant Twitter. Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. On Twitter, while one user thanked “Nathu bhai” for saving the nation, another user said, “I don’t know, why it is trending today.” One user while praising the Godse wrote: “Tribute to #NathuramGodse for saving lives of many Hindus……

Sections of Indian media claimed that “anti-modi Indians voted for Imran Khan to make Virat Kohli lose.”  Former star cricketer and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has won a Twitter poll organised by International Cricket Council (ICC) against four counterparts chosen from different countries including India’s Virat Kohli. https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1348876434077491205?s=20 On Tuesday, ICC ran a poll to decide the best cricketer as a captain. The intention of the poll was to seek the opinion of the…

Citing the risk of ‘further incitement of violence’, Twitter on Friday banned the United States President Donald Trump’s account following the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday. Taking note of the tweets from Trump’s official account, the company said that “it amounted to the glorification of violence when read in the context of the Capitol violence”. The social media site also cited plans circulating online for future armed protests around the inauguration of US President-elect…

New Delhi: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of Government of India has asked Wikipedia to remove a link from its platform that has shown an “incorrect map” of Jammu and Kashmir as it “violates” the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India. Quoting sources, a report by news agency PTI, said that the Ministry issued an order under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000 directing Wikipedia to remove the link. Asking the government…