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NCPCR Seeks Action Against Kunal Kamra For Posting ‘Doctored' Video Of Boy Singing For PM Modi

NCPCR Seeks Action Against Kunal Kamra For Posting ‘Doctored' Video Of Boy Singing For PM Modi

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in a letter to Twitter's grievance officer, said a complaint was received by it regarding Kamra tweeting the "doctored" video of a minor singing a patriotic song to further his own political...

05 May 2022
Twitter Non-Compliant With New IT Rules: Delhi HC

Twitter Non-Compliant With New IT Rules: Delhi HC

The Delhi HC expressed displeasure over the microblogging platform appointing a “contingent worker” as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

29 July 2021

WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Accounts Which Abused Bulk, Automated Messaging Feature

The new IT rules require large digital platforms -- with over five million users -- to publish compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of...

Won't Compel Users To Accept New Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi HC

Won't Compel Users To Accept New Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi HC

'The commitment is that I will not do anything till parliamentary law comes,' Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, told the court.

09 July 2021

IT Rules: No Relief To Digital News Portals As Delhi HC Refuses To Grant Interim Protection

The court then proceeded to adjourn the pleas by The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation till August 20.

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06 July 2021
Centre Moves SC Seeking Transfer Of Pleas Challenging IT Rules Pending In HCs

Centre Moves SC Seeking Transfer Of Pleas Challenging IT Rules Pending In HCs

Numerous petitions challenging the Centre’s IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, are currently pending in various high...


06 July 2021
‘How Long Does Process Take?’: HC Pulls Up Twitter Over Delay In Appointment Of Grievance Redressal Officer

‘How Long Does Process Take?’: HC Pulls Up Twitter Over Delay In Appointment Of Grievance Redressal Officer

The court was hearing a plea claiming non-compliance with the Centre's new IT Rules by the microblogging platform.


05 July 2021
Twitter Failed To Comply With New IT Rules: Centre Tells HC

Twitter Failed To Comply With New IT Rules: Centre Tells HC

The Centre, in an affidavit filed in the high court, said any non-compliance amounts to breach of provisions of IT Rules, leading to Twitter losing its...


03 July 2021
New IT Rules: Facebook Removes 30 Mn Posts, Instagram 2 Mn In One Month

New IT Rules: Facebook Removes 30 Mn Posts, Instagram 2 Mn In One Month

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms have to publish periodic compliance reports every month.


28 June 2021
Amid Row, Delhi HC Refuses Plea to Stay Centre's New IT Rules

Amid Row, Delhi HC Refuses Plea to Stay Centre's New IT Rules

Delhi High Court on Monday refused to stay the Centre's new IT rules, stating that it was not in agreement with the petitioners on passing such an order at...


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27 June 2021
Twitter’s Recently Appointed Interim Grievance Officer For India Quits: Source

Twitter’s Recently Appointed Interim Grievance Officer For India Quits: Source

It leaves the microblogging site without a grievance official as mandated by the new IT rules


24 June 2021
IT Rules: Madras HC Issues Notice To Centre On Plea From Digital News Publishers

IT Rules: Madras HC Issues Notice To Centre On Plea From Digital News Publishers

The Digital News Publishers Association, comprising 13 outlets challenged the constitutional validity of the Information Technology rules 2021.


20 June 2021
India Rejects UNHRC’s Apprehensions Over New IT Rules, Says They Are Designed To Empower Social Media Users

India Rejects UNHRC’s Apprehensions Over New IT Rules, Says They Are Designed To Empower Social Media Users

The special branch of UNHRC on June 11 had raised concern around number of provisions of the new IT rules .


20 June 2021
Profit-Making Social Media Firms Shouldn’t Lecture India On Democracy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Profit-Making Social Media Firms Shouldn’t Lecture India On Democracy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday asserted that the Centre’s new IT rules aim to put an end to ‘abuse’ and ‘misuse’ of social media...


19 June 2021
Prepared To Work With Centre To Safeguard Indian Citizens' Rights Online: Twitter

Prepared To Work With Centre To Safeguard Indian Citizens' Rights Online: Twitter

Twitter officials were summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Friday over the Centre’s new IT rules


16 June 2021
Twitter Loses Legal Shield In India Over Non-Compliance To IT Rules

Twitter Loses Legal Shield In India Over Non-Compliance To IT Rules

The platform will now be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code for third party unlawful content, sources said.


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15 June 2021
Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer After Being Pulled Up By Centre

Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer After Being Pulled Up By Centre

Earlier this month, the IT ministry had issued a notice to Twitter stating that it was giving the microblogging platform ‘one last chance’ to comply with...


14 June 2021
Objectionable Content Relating To Hindu Deities Removed: Instagram Tells Delhi HC

Objectionable Content Relating To Hindu Deities Removed: Instagram Tells Delhi HC

Instagram informed the Delhi HC that its parent company, Facebook has appointed a grievance officer for both the sites as per the Centre’s new IT rules.


29 May 2021
WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The new IT rules will prevent misuse of digital platforms and empower social media users when they become victims of abuse, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar...


29 May 2021
New IT Rules: Google, Facebook, WhatsApp Share Details With Govt, Twitter Yet To Comply

New IT Rules: Google, Facebook, WhatsApp Share Details With Govt, Twitter Yet To Comply

Social media companies, including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Koo, Sharechat, Telegram and LinkedIn, have shared details with the IT ministry as per the...


27 May 2021
Twitter Breaks Silence On New IT Rules, Says It Will 'Strive To Comply'

Twitter Breaks Silence On New IT Rules, Says It Will 'Strive To Comply'

Twitter on Thursday expressed its concern regarding freedom of expression and “and intimidation tactics by the police".


27 May 2021
Google, FB Fall In Line As Govt Turns Up The Heat

Google, FB Fall In Line As Govt Turns Up The Heat

Facebook and Google have agreed to implement the changes, while WhatsApp has moved the Delhi High Court to register its objection to the traceability clause of...


27 May 2021
Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

WhatsApp took an objection to a traceability clause in the new IT Rules that requires social media platforms to locate 'the first originator of the...


26 May 2021
WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.


26 May 2021
Privacy War: Govt Slams WhatsApp Lawsuit As 'Act Of Defiance'

Privacy War: Govt Slams WhatsApp Lawsuit As 'Act Of Defiance'

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.


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