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Twitter fails to comply with IT Rules

According to reports, Twitter has failed to comply with India's new IT Rules, which could lead to losing its immunity conferred under the Information Technology(IT) Act.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will be hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking action against Twitter for not complying with the new Information Technology Rules.

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The plea, filed by Amit acharya, has raised complaint that Twitter has not appointed a resident grievance officer. In an affidavit on Monday, Acharya said that he had come across some allegedly defamatory tweets, but when he sought to file a complaint, he could not find contact details of a grievance officer located in India on Twitter’s website or app.

Under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, appointing a resident grievance officer is one of the several norms which social media platforms, including Twitter, have to follow.

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