By Sumbul Jahangeer The tussle that started between central government and social media firms over new IT Rules seems to be not ending soon. Big social media giants like Twitter , WhatsApp , Facebook and even search engine Google have time and again declined to comply with some of the New IT Rules. Twitter gained fresh controversy when IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad 's twitter account was blocked over violation of American Copyright law. In recent weeks acrimony grew between Centre and Twitter to the extent that Police have filed at least five cases against Twitter and it’s officials. Government is persistent towards implementing these new legislations and has been negotiating with social media firms. Parliament Standing Committee on Information Technology held a meeting on June 29 to hear the views of Facebook India and Google India. Earlier on June 18, the Committee had called Twitter to appear before the panel to give representation on how to prevent misuse of social media and online news. This dispute has been erupted by the Indian government's new rules – the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 under the Information Technology Act, 2000 – that stipulated a number… Read full this story
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