Twitter failed to comply with new IT rules, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

According to rules, significant social media intermediaries have to notify the details of their Indian-based chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and grievance officer

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad added that Twitter was given multiple opportunities to comply with the new rules, but it failed to do so.

Neha Alawadhi New Delhi
The Minister for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that Twitter has "failed to comply" with the new Information Technology (IT) Rules that came into effect from May 26. This may mean that the microblogging platform can no longer claim legal defence under the safe harbour provisions of the IT Act, said legal experts.

Responding to reports about Twitter losing its safe harbour provision under its intermediary status in India, Prasad tweeted, "There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the intermediary guidelines that came into effect from May 26."

He added that Twitter was

First Published: Jun 16 2021 | 1:24 PM IST

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