5th June, 2021
The ongoing dispute between the central government and social media giant Twitter seems to be increasing now. The central government has given a final warning to Twitter regarding the implementation of new digital rules. In the notice sent by the IT Ministry, it has been clearly said that the company should implement the new rules at the earliest, otherwise it may have to face serious consequences. This decision has been taken in a meeting chaired by Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with senior IT officials on June 4.
The government said that Twitter is being given a final notice to comply with the new IT rules. If the rules are not followed, the exemption given under Section 79 of the IT Act 2000 will be abolished and Twitter will face action under the IT Act.
Earlier, Twitter today unverified the Twitter accounts of three big leaders, including the personal of Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, although later Twitter restored the blue tick. On the matter, it was clarified by Twitter that the account is inactive since July 2020. In accordance with our verification policy, Twitter may remove blue ticks and verified status if the account is deactivated.