Twitter takes Indian govt to court over 'arbitrary' content blocking orders
Twitter has alleged in its writ petition that multiple accounts and content included in the blocking orders are either "overbroad and arbitrary", fail to provide notice to the "originators" of the content, and are "disproportionate" in several cases, sources told IANS. The social media platform alleged in the court petition that several blocking orders that were issued to Twitter only "cite" the grounds of Section 69A but fail to demonstrate how the content falls within those grounds or how the said content is "violative" of Section 69A, the sources added.
Twitter bans over 46K bad accounts in India in May
According to the report, Twitter removed 43,656 accounts for child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity, and similar content, while 2,870 accounts were banned for promoting terrorism. A The platform received 1,698 complaints in India via its local grievance mechanism between April 26, 2022 and May 25, 2022.
IT Ministry warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules or face action
According to reliable sources, the micro-blogging platform is yet to reply to two notices sent by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) last month. The government told Twitter to act on the content take-down notices sent under Section 69 A of the IT Act along with non-compliance notices issued for not taking the content down.