Twitter does not follow strict Indian government rules: “This is their last chance”

The Indian government has said it has given Twitter “the last chance” to comply with new rules it recently imposed on the platform. The social media platform must comply with this as soon as possible. But Twitter doesn’t seem to like that.

On 26th May, India introduced new social media rules. This includes proactively searching for posts with malicious content, making information available about users and appointing an officer to monitor compliance with the regulations. That official must also be able to be held responsible for the content on the messaging service.

But Twitter has not yet complied with all the rules and also objects to them. That is why the Indian government has now instructed the platform in a letter to immediately comply with the rules. Otherwise, it would lose its liability exemption and suffer “consequences”, reports the Indian news agency IANS.

Incidents

The new rules came after some recent incidents around Twitter came to light, including the removal of the official status of the vice president’s account, the blue verification badge. According to Twitter, the account was insufficiently active.

Recently, the Nigerian government has decided on Friday, 4th June, to ban Twitter, alleging that social network activities undermine the country’s security and unity. Information Minister Lai Mohammed stated this at a press conference.

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