Centre gives final showdown to Twitter for compliance with new IT rules

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The Central authorities connected Saturday (June 5) has last fixed last announcement to Twitter for compliance with caller IT rules. 

New Delhi: The Central authorities connected Saturday (June 5) has last fixed last announcement to Twitter for compliance with caller IT rules. 

In the authoritative missive shared by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), the Centre noted that Twitter has not informed astir the details of the Chief Compliance Officer arsenic required nether the Rules. 

The missive was addressed to Jim Baker, who was appointed by Twitter successful 2020 arsenic lawman wide counsel. 

“Further, Resident Grievance Officer and Nodal Contact Person nominated by you is not an worker of Twitter Inc. successful India arsenic prescribed successful the Rules. The bureau code of Twitter Inc. arsenic mentioned by you is that of a instrumentality steadfast successful India, which is besides not arsenic per the Rules,” the missive added. 

The IT ministry besides noted that the caller IT rules for societal media platforms came into effect connected May 26, 2021. “It has been much than a week but Twitter has refused to comply with the provisions of these rules,” the missive read. 

The Centre besides gave a informing to Twitter, saying that non-compliance volition pb to unintended consequences including Twitter losing exemption from liability nether conception 79 of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000.  

Early successful the day, Twitter archetypal removed and past restored the bluish verification tick from the illustration of Vice President Venkahiah Naidu, saying that the relationship was inactive for much than six months.