Twitter has been accused of violating Indian laws between 2020 and 2022 by Amit Malviya, the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s IT department. This comes after former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed that the Indian government had threatened employee raids and closure if Twitter did not remove posts critical of the government during farmer protests against new laws in 2020 and 2021. Malviya responded to Dorsey’s claims on Twitteraccusing him of allowing Twitter to go “rogue” under his watch, disregarding sovereign laws, and muzzling freedom of expression.
Malviya also pointed out that Twitter violated Indian laws for a long period but was never shut down or raided despite actively pursuing policies that were at odds with regulations. He further criticized the Opposition Congress party for amplifying “the distracted voices to demonize India,” adding that they were leaning on foreign money and media to undermine a democratically elected government.
Sambit Patra, a party spokesman, supported Malviya’s allegations, saying there was significant misinformation circulating during the farmer protests in January 2021. He added that intermediaries operating in India must comply with the country’s laws to maintain accountability and a safe online space.
Dorsey made these accusations during an interview with Breaking Points on YouTube news show. However, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, IT Minister of State dismissed Dorsey’s claims by stating that Twitter repeatedly failed to comply with Indian law from 2020 to 2022.
The result, it is essential for social media platforms like Twitter to comply with local regulations while promoting freedom of expression. Violating sovereign laws can have severe consequences for all stakeholders involved. It is supposed that cited in this article: https://tech.hindustantimes.com/amp/tech/news/twitter-violated-laws-between-2020-22-amit-malviya-71686648940881.html.