'Rules not paper tigers anymore': Twitter to face 'barrage' of FIRs, says expert

PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 06:46 PM IST
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  • The Indian government has stripped Twitter India of its legal protection as an intermediary due to non-compliance with the new IT Rules. This makes Twitter the only US platform to have lost the protective shield under section 79 of the IT Act. What this means is that Twitter can be pulled up over 'unlawful' or 'inflammatory' content posted by any third party user. What next in this faceoff between the social media giant and the Indian government? And how does this impact the 20 million Twitter Users in India? Pavan Duggal, cyber law expert, and Tanmay Singh from the Internet Freedom Foundation, discuss the possibilities with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad.

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