Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicIT Rules

Topic: IT Rules

Penalising social media last resort, says Centre on new IT rules but critics wary

According to MoS IT ministry Rajeev Chandrasekhar, these rules are “indicative” of the Centre’s intention to ensure that the “internet remains safe, open and trusted”

‘Hope Twitter will not stifle opposition’s voice’, says Rahul Gandhi congratulating Elon Musk

Former Cong president hoped Twitter would act against hate speech & fact check more robustly. He shared a graph showing the effect ‘manipulation’ had on his account last year.

New amendments to IT Rules: Govt-appointed grievance panel, stricter compliance for social media

Users unhappy with a decision taken by a social media intermediary’s grievance officer can file appeal with such panels, which will get 30 days to resolve their issues.

India expects Twitter to comply with local rules, after Elon Musk takes over

'Our rules and laws for intermediaries remain the same regardless of who owns the platforms,' said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of state for electronics and information technology.

Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.

‘Singled out by govt’ — Twitter users could ‘jointly approach court’ as posts, handles blocked

Twitter ‘withheld’ more than 80 tweets and handles Sunday night after receiving orders from Union govt. Affected users include journalist Rana Ayyub and Sikh activist Amaan Bali.

Panel for appeals & deadline to remove content — govt proposes tweaks to close ‘gaps’ in IT rules

From ‘more effective grievance redressal’ to stricter deadlines for responding to complaints, proposed amendments to IT Rules 2021 seek to make tech giants more ‘accountable’.

Madras HC restrains Modi govt from taking coercive action under new IT rules

The two-judge bench granted the injunction when a new PIL came up for hearing Monday from Indian Broadcasters & Digital Media Foundation challenging the new IT rules' provisions.

Parliamentary panel recommends new regulator to oversee Facebook, Twitter

The high-level committee is asking for tighter rules because current laws treating social media platforms as intermediaries have not done enough in terms of regulation.

Some delay in adopting IT rules OK, ‘averse’ to suing social media firms: Minister Chandrasekhar

MoS for Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar was addressing an event where the ministry launched an explainer on the controversial IT rules.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.