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IT Rules 2021


Twitter received 158 grievances, took action against 604 URLs during September 26 to October 25

November 17, 2021 5:09 pm

This report is in compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, which makes it mandatory for Twitter to publish a monthly compliance report.

Twitter says ‘Open internet’ at risk more than ever before, outlines principles for regulation

October 13, 2021 2:38 pm

Twitter has published a position paper on ‘Protecting the Open Internet’, where it argues that the open internet is at risk and there are key issues at stake which cannot be ignored.

The IT Rules fail the test of constitutionality

October 01, 2021 7:28 am

Apar Gupta writes: There is judicial consensus that they lack statutory backing and harm freedom of speech and expression.

CJI: Section of media gives everything a communal angle… country gets bad name

September 03, 2021 10:36 am

The SC was hearing a petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind seeking action against those responsible for disseminating "fake news", which links the spread of Covid-19 with the Tablighi Jamaat gathering at the Markaz Nizamuddin.

SOPs for IT rules: Social media cos may meet Ministry again

August 30, 2021 7:01 am

The need for an SOP for the intermediary guidelines was felt once again, following the recent controversy over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s social media post, wherein he had shared a photo of the parents of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped.

Bombay High Court to pass interim order on Saturday on pleas challenging new IT rules

August 14, 2021 1:38 am

The high court will pass interim orders on Saturday in pleas challenging the new IT rules.

Twitter transfers India head Manish Maheshwari to US

August 14, 2021 12:00 pm

While the company did not specify any reason for the change, it said Manish Maheshwari will move to the US as Senior Director (Revenue Strategy and Operations) and focus on new markets in his new role.

Bombay HC seeks Centre’s affidavit on pleas challenging new IT rules for digital media

August 11, 2021 4:22 am

The petitioners, while seeking quashing of the new rules, have demanded interim relief by staying the rules pending hearing of their pleas.

New IT Rules 'most draconian' in recent times, 'chilling effect' on free speech, HC told

August 10, 2021 11:02 am

HC refuses immediate interim relief, awaits SC decision.

Rahul’s account locked, Congress says BJP busy intimidating Twitter

August 08, 2021 10:13 am

The action came after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued a notice to Twitter India, asking the social media platform to remove the tweet which revealed the identity of the rape victim.