India withdraws Twitter’s immunity over user-generated content

Twitter Inc no more enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India as the U.S. microblogging giant has failed to comply with new IT rules, the Indian government said in a court filing. The statement is the first time Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has officially said Twitter has lost its immunity after repeatedly criticising… Read More India withdraws Twitter’s immunity over user-generated content

Indian police summon Twitter India chief over viral video

Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top official in the country to answer allegations that the U.S. firm failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited “hate and enmity” between Hindu and Muslim communities. An official police notice showed a case had been registered in Ghaziabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state over… Read More Indian police summon Twitter India chief over viral video

India announces new rules to regulate social media firms

India announced new rules on Thursday to regulate big social media firms, such as Facebook and Twitter, the latest effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tighten control over Big Tech firms. The rules come after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers’ protests, fuelling the government’s zeal, dating from 2018, to clamp… Read More India announces new rules to regulate social media firms