Tripura violence: After SC lawyers, 102 social media accounts face UAPA charge

November 7, 2021

Three days after they charged four Supreme Court lawyers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), police in Tripura have invoked the same stringent anti-terrorism law against 102 social media handles, and served notices on US-based Internet companies seeking detailed information on the owners of these acc | Read more|

‘Attack on democracy’: Rahul Gandhi on Twitter blocking his account

August 13, 2021

Calling it an “attack on the democratic structure of the country”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Twitter for shutting down his Twitter profile. “This is not an attack on Rahul Gandhi. I have 19-20 million followers. You are denying them the right to an opinion. That’s what you are doing,” | Read more|

Twitter now in compliance with IT Rules, Centre to Delhi HC

August 10, 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, the centre on tuesday told Delhi High Court that Twitter is now in compliance with the IT Rules, 2021, after the micro-blogging site last week appointed a full-time Chief Compliance Officer-cum-Resident Grievance Officer and a Nodal Contact Officer. | Read more|

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account "Temporarily Locked" After Violation

August 8, 2021

The Congress on Saturday said its leader Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account had been "temporarily locked" after the social media platform countered the party's claim that his handle had been "temporarily suspended" amid a controversy over the removal of an image posted by the MP a day ago. | Read more|

Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri

July 13, 2021

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed activist Saket Gokhale to immediately delete alleged defamatory tweets posted against former Indian diplomat Lakshmi Puri and also restrained him from posting “defamatory or scandalous or factually incorrect tweets” against her or her husband Union Minister Hardeep Singh Pur | Read more|

Need 8 Weeks To Appoint Grievance Officer: Twitter To Court After Warning

July 8, 2021

Twitter today sought eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, telling the Delhi High Court that it has appointed an interim chief compliance officer, who is a resident of India, two days ago. The social media giant also told the court that it will make its first compliance report public by July 11. | Read more|

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account suspended permanently

May 4, 2021

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been ‘permanently suspended for repeated violation of Twitter rules’, a company spokesperson has said. The move came after the actor commented on the alleged violence in West Bengal following the assembly election results. As per news report of Indianexpress, in a series | Read more|

India Orders 1,178 Accounts Blocked, Flags Twitter CEO's 'Likes': Sources

February 8, 2021

The Indian government has asked microblogging platform Twitter to remove over a thousand more accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and provocative content in connection with the farmers' protest. It has said that the 1,178 listed handles have Pakistani and Khalistani users, official sources have said. The so | Read more|