Twitter no longer has a legal defense in India from accomplishment over users’ posts because the company failed to obey the new IT rules. It also occurs to be the only social media company in India that has failed to stick to the new rules.
The new decision comes after government sources said today that a case was filed in Uttar Pradesh against the social media giant over tweets that declare that the UP police tried to stir up shared violence, reports state.
It has also lost its status as a mediator. “Due to their defiance, their protection as a mediator is gone. It is responsible for disciplinary actions against any Indian law just as any publisher is,” ANI reported citing sources.
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The first case that holds Twitter responsible for third-party content was filed in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh last night in link with a supposed hit on an elderly Muslim man. Twitter has been citing in an FIR of not removing the “misleading” content from its platform.
It is now being handle as a publisher and is responsible for punishment under the new IT rules if a case is filed against it for confusing content. Some of the top executives at the social media giant including the managing director in the country will stand to face police interrogations and criminal responsibility under the Indian corrective Code.
Twitter had expressed earlier that the company has arranged a meantime Chief Compliance Officer and the details will be shared with the IT ministry soon. The micro-blogging site was given one last chance to observe the new IT rules.
The FIR filed against the social media giant disproves the shared angle and gives details about the incident. However, even after explanation, Twitter did not delete or act to have the tweets detach which bring about the government to remove its legal protection status as an intermediary.
ANI express reproduces government sources, ”Since they do not enjoy any protection and they did not flag this video as operate media, they are responsible for corrective action.”
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