In India, Twitter loses its position as an intermediate medium. Twitter’s status as an intermediate platform in India has been revoke due to non-compliance with the new intermediate rules.
As a consequence of the event, the business has lost its legal protection from prosecution in the nation for postings.
“Twitter’s status as an intermediate platform in India has been revoked due to its failure to adhere to new rules,” an official source stated.
Additionally, in a series of Tweets, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. That many questions have been raise about Twitter’s eligibility for the safe harbor clause.
“However, the plain truth is that Twitter has violated the Intermediary Guidelines that took effect on May 26th,” he said.
On Tuesday, the microblogging site announced the appointment of an interim Chief Compliance Officer, with information to be share directly with the IT Ministry.
Concerning the controversy over an alleged fake video in Uttar Pradesh. The minister said, “What occurred in UP exemplified Twitter’s arbitrariness in combating false news.”
While he believes Twitter has been too excited about its fact-checking system. He believes the company’s inability to respond in numerous instances such as UP is puzzling and demonstrates its inconsistency in combating disinformation.