Twitter seeks 3 months extra time from central government to implement new IT rules


Micro-blogging website Twitter on Thursday asked the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (IT Ministry) for an additional three months to implement the new Intermediate Guidelines. Twitter reiterated that it will continue to accept complaints received from users and law enforcement agencies through the current grievance redressal channel under the new IT Act. A Twitter spokesperson insisted that it would follow applicable law in India.

Twitter worried about Delhi Police’s action:

However, Twitter also said that they are concerned about the safety of their employees and the freedom of expression of the people in view of the current situation. Let you know that the police raided Twitter’s Delhi and Gurugram office in the case related to Congress toolkit control. In such a situation, it was said from Twitter that the civil society of the world including India is concerned about the action of Delhi Police, in which Delhi Police visited the Twitter office for the purpose of intimidation, which is Global Term and Service and new IT Is against the rules. The response has been given for the first time after the Delhi Police raid by Twitter.

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The company is planning to change the rules

Let us know that on Monday, the Delhi Police visited the local office of Twitter India, located in Delhi, the capital of the country, when Twitter marked the BJP spokesperson’s tweet as a manipulated media.After this, a campaign was started against Twitter across the country. A Twitter spokesperson said that the company was planning a change in the rules, so that open public interaction could not be stopped. According to the company, Twitter will continue to have constructive dialogue with the Government of India in this matter and it is hoped that a solution will be found soon. At the same time, it is the common responsibility of the elected officers, industry and civil society to make public interest safe.