India: Twitter loses legal protections for refusing to serve as regime censor

Source: Engadget

“Twitter has lost its liability protections against user-generated content in India due to its failure to comply with the country’s IT rules, the Indian government said in a court filing. … Twitter has been in a standoff with the Indian government over its new internet regulations, called the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, announced in February. They dictate that social media companies must remove content within 36 hours of a legal notice and use automated processes to take down offensive [to the regime] material. Platforms must also appoint three full-time executives — who are required to be Indian residents — for compliances, grievances and coordination with law enforcement.” (07/06/21)