Fines may be imposed, officials may be jailed
The central government can take strict action on Twitter for showing the wrong map of the country. According to sources, fines can also be imposed on Twitter. Apart from this, Twitter officials can also be jailed and blocked for up to 7 years under Section-69A of the IT Rules. Even before this, once Twitter was warned to show the wrong map of the country. The central government had said that this is a matter related to the sovereignty and integrity of the country. Let us tell you that then the government had warned Twitter to show Jammu and Kashmir and Leh as part of China instead of India.
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Twitter had blocked Law Minister Prasad’s account
Twitter recently blocked the account of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad citing US law. Now it is believed that the central government can take major action against Twitter in the wrong map case. Earlier, Twitter blocked around 35 tweets following a legal request from the Indian government. According to information received from the Lumen database, on June 21, Twitter had received a legal request from the Indian government against 37 tweets. The Lumen Database is an independent research project that studies legal mandates restricting online content. Requests received from Twitter to withhold content are published on its site.
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Twitter’s attitude towards Indian laws is very bad
Twitter is also showing a bad attitude regarding compliance with Indian law. Twitter was not following the IT law of India. At the same time, when the members of the parliamentary committee questioned his representative about this, he said that he follows the rules set by the company. On this, the committee had clarified that if Twitter has to do business in India, then Indian law has to be followed. In India, the IT Act is applicable from 26 May 2021, under which every company running Internet media has to appoint some officers in India. Apart from Twitter, almost all companies have made such appointments.