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WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Indian Accounts In December 2021: Report

In December 2021, the messaging platform, WhatsApp banned over 2 million accounts in India. In the latest data released by the WhatsApp Spokesperson, the company banned these accounts in compliance with the new IT Rules, issued by the Government of India. The company report further read, WhatsApp company will work further with transparency, providing information regarding their work. Notably, India is the leading country with maximum number… read-more

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 - 09:55 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: WhatsApp, Indian Users, Social Media, IT Rules, whatsapp features

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Ajit Mohan, Chief of Facebook India operation

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Chief Of Facebook India Says, 'We Respect Indian law'

While talking to NDTV on September 25, the Chief of Facebook India made a clear stand over impartial policies Facebook enforces. Facebook was accused of refusing to take action against a BJP leader for "hate speech". Ajit Mohan categorically mentioned that the company welcomes the IT rules and will try and comply as "we have the utmost respect for Indian law".

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Shiksha Dev

Tags: IT Rules, Ajit Mohan, Facebook, Goverment, WhatsApp, BJP, hate speech

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Delhi HC To Centre: Reply As WhatsApp & Facebook Challenge IT Rules

The Delhi High Court has issued a notice against the centre on August 27 to submit its reply as Facebook and WhatsApp have challenged in their plea that the new IT rules infringe the right to privacy of users. The plea said tracing the first originator of the content goes against their promise of end-to-end encryption and is unconstitutional. The court will again hear the matter on October 22.

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 07:57 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Delhi HC, Central Government, IT Rules, Facebook, Right to Privacy

The iMessage service on iPhones

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IT Ministry Withdraws Letter Issued To Apple Over IT Rules

The Electronics and the IT Ministry had withdrawn the letter issued to Apple India after concluding that Apple's iMessage would not be considered a ‘social media intermediary’ as it did not primarily enable interaction between two or more users. A letter was sent to Apple India by the Ministry over its compliance with the IT rules, concerning the iMessage service. Both parties are yet to respond to this development.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 10:40 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Electronics and IT Ministry, Apple India, iMessage, IT Rules, Letter

Courtesy: The Indian Express

UN alleges Indian Government for violating Freedom of Opinion and Expression

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Indian Govt Responds To UN's Claim Of Rights Violation Under IT Rules

Analysing over the India's new IT rules, United Nation's three Special Rapporteurs claims violation of Freedom of opinion and expression. Alleged upon the violation of Right to Privacy, Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, the UN wrote a letter to the Government of India. Responding to the allegations, it stated, there is a necessity of enacting the IT rules to curb the spread of disharmony, violence, etc.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 07:19 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: IT Rules, United Nations, Indian government, freedom of expression

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

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Twitter, IT Ministry Officials To Meet Indian Parliamentary Committee

After Twitter failed to comply with new IT rules, an Indian parliamentary panel headed by Shashi Tharoor met the Twitter officials and IT Ministry on June 18. However, safeguarding the citizens' rights, preventing misuse of e-news media platforms and Women's security were the issue of discussion. Twitter was provided "multiple opportunities to comply" but it chose the path of "deliberate defiance", said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad… read-more

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: IT Rules, Indian government, Dr Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP, Twitter

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Twitter India

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Twitter Receives Legal Notice Against An Anti-Social Video

After a video went viral on Twitter, Uttar Pradesh police have sent a legal notice to the MD of Twitter India Manish Maheshwari. However, the notice says the MD has to come to the Police station Loni Border within seven days to record their statement as to why the platform ''Let the anti-social messages go viral." Reportedly, Twitter is facing the repercussion of not complying with the new IT rules.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 12:24 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Twitter, UP Police, Twitte India, IT Rules

Courtesy: Outlook India

Twitter loses intermediary status

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Twitter Is Now Responsible For Tweets, Loses Intermediary Status

The ongoing tussle between the Indian government and Twitter has escalated further, as the platform has now lost its intermediary status. Although Twitter is currently responsible for the mistake of any of its users' tweets, it may get relief as a third party if it complies with the new IT rules in India. Notably, UP police has named Twitter in an FIR in connection with an incident in Ghaziabad.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Twitter, Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Rules

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Twitter Asks For More Time To Comply With India's New IT Rules

Twitter has requested the Centre for more time to comply with India's new IT rules as the micro-blogging platform claims to be "unable to do so because of the pandemic". The company's spokesperson said, "We have assured the Government of India that Twitter is making every effort to comply with the new guidelines." This comes after the IT Ministry gave a final warning that threatened Twitter's future in India.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 10:32 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Twitter, IT Rules, Central Government, IT Ministry

Courtesy: India TV

Representational photo: WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp Files Complaint Against Centre Over New IT Rules

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued the central government over the new IT rules, which the former claims to be unconstitutional and breach of privacy. As per the rules, social media platforms are required to identify the "first originator of information", which would make WhatsApp to break the end-to-end encryption protection for users. On the other hand, while Facebook has agreed with most of the provisions, Twitter's response over compliance… read-more

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 11:05 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: WhatsApp, Facebook, Government of India, IT Rules, Twitter

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