Uttar Pradesh police sent a legal notice on Thursday to Manish Maheshwari, managing director of Twitter India, concerning a viral video of an attack on an old man in Loni. After the Weibo website “let anti-social information spread”, MD was asked to record his statement.
According to the legal notice, the managing director has been required to go to the Loni Border Police Station within 7 days and record the statement on the matter.
The Ghaziabad police sent a legal notice to the managing director of Twitter India. The content was a viral video about an old man in Loni being assaulted, with the intention of “provoking a riot in the community.”
MD has been asked to go to the police station Loni Border within 7 days and record the statement pic.twitter.com/u5Ct8Omq6l
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“Some people use their Twitter handle as a tool to spread hatred in society, and Twitter Communication India and Twitter have not taken any action against it. They let anti-social messages spread,” the notice sent to the managing director read.
This happened after Twitter lost its status as an intermediate platform in India because it did not abide by the new IT rules. According to sources, Twitter is the only mainstream social media platform that has not complied with the new law.
Now, Twitter is no longer considered just a platform for hosting various user content, but directly assumes editorial responsibility for the posts published on its platform.
The implication of this development is that if Twitter is accused of any alleged illegal content, it will be treated as a publisher-not an intermediary-and should be punished under any laws including the IT Act and the criminal law of the United States. Country, the source said.
Earlier, a senior team of the Delhi Police Task Force asked Manish Maheshwari, the managing director of Twitter India, in Bangalore on May 31 regarding the “Congress Toolkit Case”.
The Delhi police had earlier issued a notice to Twitter requesting the Weibo platform to provide an explanation to explain the reasons and share all information about how it described the toolkit as a manipulated media.
The police also visited Twitter India offices in Radosalay, Delhi, and Gurgaon on May 24, and received comments on marking some of the posts in the so-called “toolkit” of the Congress against the central government as “received”. Manipulate the media” notice.
The Uttar Pradesh police confirmed that there was no public perspective on the incident in Loni and arrested five people accused of assaulting a 72-year-old man. The police also stated that they would also take action because the complainant provided false facts.
UP police filed FIR against nine entities on Tuesday, including Twitter India in connection with the Loni incident.
In the FIR, the police stated, “In Loni, a man was beaten and his beard was cut off without a common perspective. The following entities-The Wire, Rana Ayyub, Mohammad Zubair, Dr. Shama Mohammed, Saba Naqvi, Maskoor Usmani, Salman Nizami-without verifying the facts, began to give the incident a public color on Twitter, and suddenly they began to spread information, undermining the peace and bringing divisions between religious groups.