As Twitter faces non-compliance with IT rules in the country, the Twitter spokesperson said on Monday that the microblogging company is “stretching” with applicable laws in India.
According to an official statement from the spokesperson, it said: “As we have previously stated, Twitter is committed to complying with applicable laws in India. We remain strictly guided by principles of transparency, a commitment to every voice on the service. strengthen, and protect freedom of expression and privacy under Indian law.”
The Delhi Supreme Court today sent a notice to Twitter after a petition was filed against Twitter for alleged non-compliance with the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, 2021.
Twitter Inc told the Delhi High Court that it has adhered to the new IT rules and appointed a Resident Grievance Officer as early as May 28 under Rule 4 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Ethics Code) Rules 2021.
Rekha Palli asked the Center and Twitter Inc to file a response to the petition and listed the matter for July 6.
Twitter had said earlier on Thursday that it was concerned about recent events involving its employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression.
“Concerned about recent events affecting our employees in India and potential threats to free speech to people we serve.
We are concerned about the tactics of harassment police in response to the enforcement of the Global Terms of Service and core elements of the new IT rules,” a Twitter spokesperson had said.
In response, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) had asked the microblogging company on Friday to “stop spinning” and “comply with the laws of the country.”
In a statement on Thursday, MeitY claimed India had a “glorious tradition of freedom of expression and democratic practices” and Twitter’s statements were an “attempt to dictate its terms to the world’s largest democracy.
On May 24, Delhi Police visited the offices of Twitter India after informing Twitter to request a statement under which it tagged BJP spokesman Sambit Patra’s tweet about the alleged congressional toolkit designed to target the central government. as ‘manipulated media’.