Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicIT Rules

Topic: IT Rules

Delhi panel not a ‘prosecuting agency’ — full text of SC order on Facebook plea against summons

SC bench noted that Facebook VP Ajit Mohan’s request in Delhi riots case was 'premature' as he was just being asked to appear before the panel. Read full order here.

Delhi HC refuses interim protection to The Wire, 2 other portals from coercive action

The court adjourned the pleas of The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation challenging new IT Rules after Centre's plea to transfer them to the Supreme Court.

Ghaziabad Police not keen on investigating Twitter India MD’s role in video: Karnataka HC

The controversial viral video had been posted by an individual on Twitter, claiming that an elderly man's beard was while being forced to chant 'Jai Sri Ram' and 'Vande Mataram'.

Centre moves SC seeking transfer of pleas pending in HCs challenging validity of IT Rules

The petitions pending in different high courts across India have challenged the new IT Rules intended to regulate social media firms like Facebook, Twitter as well as OTT players.

Delhi HC tells Twitter to inform by 8 July when resident grievance officer will be appointed

The court was hearing a plea claiming non-compliance with the Centre's new IT Rules by Twitter. The microblogging platform said it was in the process of appointing the officer.

Twitter failed to comply with IT Rules that are ‘law of the land’, Centre tells Delhi HC

In its affidavit, the Centre said any non-compliance amounts to breach of provisions of IT Rules, leading to US-based Twitter losing its immunity conferred under the IT Act.

Facebook, Google’s 1st compliance report a big step towards transparency, says Prasad

Under the new IT rules, digital platforms that have over 5 million must publish monthly compliance reports, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

The 13 times Twitter India faced action, questions in 41 days amid govt push for new IT rules

From the 'manipulated media' label to the toolkit controversy and compliance issues over new IT rules, Twitter India's relationship with Modi govt has been tense these past few months.

Social media companies have to be accountable to Indian laws, Ravi Shankar Prasad says

Speaking at the India Global Forum, the minister said if Twitter is invoking the digital copyright act of US then it has to also be cognisant of the copyright rules of India.

Twitter website shows Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh as separate country

This is the second time Twitter has shown a wrong map of India. Earlier, it had shown Leh as part of China. The error comes amid its tussle with Indian govt over the new IT rules.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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