Final warning for Twitter!
New Delhi : The Indian government on Saturday issued a final notice to the tech giant Twitter to comply with India's new Information Technology (IT) Rules 2021. India has ordered all social media giants to follow its orders and appoint a resident grievance officer to deal with complaints on the various platforms.
"It is clear from your responses that till date Twitter has not informed about the details of the Chief Compliance Officer as required under the Rules. Further, Resident Grievance Offer and Nodal Contact Person nominated by you is not an employee of Twitter Inc, in India as prescribed in the Rules," the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology wrote, warning Twitter of a ban.
As per new digital rules issued by India, the government has asked all social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find the originator of a flagged message.
Twitter had recently said that they are committed to India as a vital market, but criticized the new IT rules and regulations, saying they “inhibit free, open public conversation”.
The Centre had responded that the social media platform was levelling baseless and false allegations to defame India and dictating terms to the world’s largest democracy.