Twitter notices to comply with previous government orders; July 4 Deadline

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  • If Twitter misses the deadline, it will be liable for all comments posted on its platform
  • An email query sent to Twitter did not elicit an immediate response
  • Twitter has been at loggerheads with the government on several occasions

Twitter has been served a notice asking the social media giant to comply with all its previous orders by July 4. According to an official statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has said that Twitter may lose its arbitrator status if it misses the given deadline. Follow orders. Losing moderator status would mean that the social media giant would be liable for all comments posted on its platform.

A government source said, “Twitter was issued a notice on June 27 to comply with all government orders issued so far. Twitter was issued a notice earlier this month, but it did not comply. Final notice.”

An email query sent to Twitter did not elicit an immediate response.

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Twitter has been at loggerheads with the government on several occasions.

On June 26, the microblogging site submitted a list of over 80 accounts and tweets that have been blocked in 2021 based on a request from the government.

The request was made by the government to block multiple accounts and some tweets by international advocacy group Freedom House, journalists, politicians and supporters of farmers’ protests.

However, the government source said that there are several other orders, which are yet to be complied with by Twitter and they have been given a deadline of July 4 for compliance.

(with inputs from PTI)

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