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Centre asks Twitter & other SNS to delete posts critical of India’s Covid response

Twitter and other social media platforms have removed about 100 posts and URLs after the Indian government asked them to remove content that was critical of its handling of the current Covid2019 crisis or spreading fake news around the pandemic.

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Centre urges Delhi HC to restrain WhatsApp from implementing new privacy policy

KOLKATA: The Union government has urged the Delhi high court to restrain messaging app WhatsApp from implementing its controversial new privacy policy, stating that the terms are not in alignment with IT rules 2011. “WhatsApp may be restrained from implementing its new privacy policy and terms of...

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‘No proposal with MEITY to appoint a regulator for social media

KOLKATA: Amid the babel over increased regulation of social media in the country, the government has revealed there is no proposal with the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) to appoint a regulator for social media.

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Parliamentary panel questions legality of new digital media rules

KOLKATA: The parliamentary standing committee on information and technology grilled officials from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) and the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) on the new rules for monitoring over-the-top (OTT) platforms, digital media and...

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Twitter seeks formal dialogue with MEITY after notice to block accounts

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing tussle with the government over blocking of certain accounts related to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Twitter has reached out to the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) seeking formal dialogue on the matter, news agency PTI has reported.

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