Center can take action against Twitter for violation of rules, HC directs

Now the Delhi High Court has given a big decision in this case, which can give more power to the Center on one hand, while it can prove to be a problem for Twitter. It has been said by the Delhi High Court that the Center can take action against Twitter as per law.

The tussle between Twitter and the Government of India continues. The government is still accusing Twitter of not making the necessary changes under the new IT rules, while Twitter is also making claims on its behalf. Now the Delhi High Court has given a big decision in this case, which can give more power to the Center on one hand, while it can prove to be a problem for Twitter. On behalf of the Delhi High Court, it has been said that the Center can take action against Twitter as per law.

During the hearing, the Delhi High Court said that since interim protection has not been given to Twitter, in such a situation, if the rules are broken by the social media platform, then the Center will be free to take action. During the hearing, Twitter definitely insisted that an interim officer (RGO) has been appointed on their behalf, but some time is needed for permanent. On this, the court raised the question that why still only three interim officers have been appointed by Twitter.

At the same time, the question was also asked from the court that how long will Twitter appoint a local Grievance Redressal Officer (RGO) in compliance with the new Information Technology (IT) rules. Twitter was only able to say in its argument that it has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer through a third party contractor to the services of an interim Chief Compliance Officer. Information has also been given to MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) in this regard.

Now the court has given clear instructions to Twitter that both the interim officers appointed by them will have to give an affidavit in the court within two days, so that accountability can be fixed.

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