The ongoing dispute between Twitter and the central government regarding the new IT rules is not taking its name to stop. The final notice was issued to Twitter by the Central Government on Saturday. In this notice, Twitter has been warned in a strict tone that it should either follow the rules or be ready to face the consequences according to Indian laws.
New IT Rules for social media platform
In fact, in the new IT rules framed on February 25. The government had made it clear that any social media platform that has more than 50 lakh users will have to appoint a grievance officer in India. Three months’ time was given for this. Its limit got over on May 25. Last week, Twitter told in the Delhi High Court that it has appointed a Grievance Officer on May 28. However, the government is not satisfied with this.
The notice was sent to Twitter for the first time on May 26 regarding the new rules from the IT Ministry. After that notices were also issued on 28 May and 2 June. Now the last notice has been sent on Saturday.
In this notice sent by the Ministry of IT, it has been written that the government is not satisfied with the reply of Twitter. Whereas, the grievance officer and nodal officer appointed by Twitter in India is not even an employee of Twitter. Apart from this, the company has given its address as the office of the law firm, which is not valid according to the rules.
The notice read, “India is the largest democracy. Twitter was adopted here with open arms, but despite working here for 10 years. Twitter has not been able to create such a mechanism to help the people of India to resolve their grievances about Twitter. People who face abuse or sexual misconduct on Twitter’s platform should get a mechanism to resolve their complaint. Twitter will have to follow the rules from 26 May 2021. “