In response to a legal request in India, microblogging platform Twitter “detained” the accounts of Punjabi singer JazzyB account. Hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and two others, despite their compliance with India’s new IT rules. country has been delayed.
According to information in the Lumen database, on June 6, Twitter received a legal request from the Government of India. The requests are to take action against four accounts, including those of JazzyB.
Content retention requests received from Twitter posted on the database of Lumen. An independent research project that examines mail cancellations and abandonments on online content.
When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said that if he received a valid legal request, he would review it under Twitter rules and local laws.
“If the content violates Twitter Rules, the content will remove from the service. If it is determined to illegal in a particular jurisdiction, but not in violation of the Twitter Rules. We may withhold access to the content in India only,” the spokesperson added.
HT announced on Monday that the number of official orders for social media companies to remove posts. Also accounts pursuant to Section 69(A) of the IT Act has risen sharply in recent years.
Nearly 6,000 orders placed in the first week of June this year. Up from about 3,600 in 2019 and more than 9,800 in 2020.
The government sent two non-compliance notices to Twitter for failing to crack down on certain accounts in the past six months. Thes are for posts about continued agitation by farmers and the Covid-19 pandemic.
New IT Rules on JazzyB twitter account
New IT rules for social media companies that took effect last month require major platforms like Facebook and Twitter to take a closer look. This make these digital platforms more accountable for the content they host.
The new IT rules require major social media intermediaries – those with 50 lakh worth of other users – to appoint a complaint officer, node officer and chief compliance officer. This staff must live in India.
Under the new rules, social media companies must download content flagged within 36 hours. They remove content marked as nudity, pornography, etc. within 24 hours.
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The center told told that latest rules are very helpful to prevent the abuse and abuse of the platform and it provide their users a good forum to appeal.
Failure to comply with the rules will result in these platforms losing their intermediary status and relieve them of responsibility for the third party data they host. They can held responsible for the complaint