Twitter has lost legal indemnity in India because of its failure to comply with new rules requiring it to appoint key officers in India, government sources said today, after a case was filed against the social media giant over posts sharing a viral video.
Twitter has not yet complied with all the provisions of the rules that came into force on May 25, sources in the Ministry of Electronics and IT said.
“Due to their non-compliance their protection as an intermediary is gone. Twitter is liable for penal actions against any Indian law just as any publisher is,” the sources said.
“Since they do not enjoy any protection and they did not flag this video as manipulated media, they are liable for penal action.”
The UP police have filed an FIR naming Twitter and others over an assault on an elderly Muslim man on June 5 in Ghaziabad.