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12:00 AM, June 11, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 11, 2021

India reportedly warns Twitter of ‘unintended consequences’

India's government has warned Twitter that it could face "unintended consequences" if it fails to comply with the country's new social media rules, according to Reuters. India's technology minister wrote in a June 5th letter to Twitter that the company's responses to previous government letters about the new rules did not confirm whether Twitter was in full compliance, Reuters reported.

Under India's Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, which took effect in May, social media companies could be subject to legal action if they fail to follow the code's provisions, which are aimed at regulating the platforms' content. The new rules call for platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to remove content within 36 hours of receiving a legal order.

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The rules also require the companies to have a grievance officer who acknowledges users' complaints within 24 hours, a chief compliance officer, and a contact person who would be available to law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day.

 

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