Government sources said that in accordance with the requirements of the new digital rules, large social media companies such as Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared detailed information with the IT department, but Twitter has still not followed the rules.
The source said that Twitter has not yet sent the details of the chief compliance officer to the IT department and shared details of lawyers working in a law firm, who are node liaisons and complaints officers.
They pointed out that this is when IT rules clearly require these designated personnel on important social media platforms to serve as company employees and residents of India.
The source said that at the same time, most large social media platforms have shared the details of the chief performance officer, node liaison and appeal officer with the ministry.
According to the requirements of the IT regulations that came into effect earlier this week, important social media intermediaries including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Koo, Sharechat, Telegram and LinkedIn have shared detailed information with the Ministry.
They said, however, Twitter has not yet complied with IT rules.
After the government responded strongly on Thursday, Twitter sent a newsletter sharing details of lawyers working in a law firm in India, who are its node contacts and appeal officers.
On Thursday, the dispute over Twitter’s handling of certain news escalated into a full-scale war of words. The government said that the messaging platform was slandering baseless and false allegations in order to destroy India and set conditions for countries around the world. The largest democracy.
It started with Twitter and called the Delhi police’s visit to its office a form of “intimidation.” This statement was strongly protested by the government and the Delhi police.
Although the government called it “completely baseless, false and attempted to slander India,” Delhi police said the statement was “annoying” and was intended to hinder legal investigations.
Twitter flagged several tweets by making a ruling against BJP leaders in a so-called opposition strategy document that targeted the government’s goal of “manipulating the media” in response to COVID, prompting the police to visit it late on Monday. office.
Twitter stated that it is committed to treating India as a vital market, but criticized the new IT rules and regulations, saying it “prohibits free, open dialogue.”
The government criticized Twitter for allegedly intimidating and threatening freedom of speech, and stated in strongly opposed remarks that the Weibo platform tried to undermine India’s legal system through its actions and deliberate contempt.
According to the new regulations, social media companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are required to identify the originator of flagged messages within 36 hours and conduct additional due diligence, including the appointment of chief compliance officers, node liaisons, and residents’ appeals officers.
The center stated that the new rules are designed to prevent abuse and abuse of the platform and provide users with a powerful forum to resolve complaints.
Failure to comply with the rules will cause these platforms to lose their intermediary status, thereby freeing them from liability for any third-party data hosted by them. In other words, in the case of a complaint, they may be held criminally liable.
After the new standards came into effect on May 26, the IT department held a heated discussion on important social media companies, requiring them to immediately report compliance and provide detailed information on the three key officials appointed.