New IT Minister responds about Twitter BanTop Stories

July 08, 2021 18:02
New IT Minister responds about Twitter Ban

(Image source from:

The new Union Cabinet reshuffle took place last evening and Ashwini Vaishnaw took oath as the new IT minister yesterday and he replaced Ravi Shankar Prasad. Speaking about the Twitter ban, Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the law of land is supreme and he urged the social media giant to follow the rules. The government announced new IT rules to make social media more accountable for the third-party content. Twitter also lost the legal immunity to claim against the content of the users. Twitter told the Delhi High Court that it needs eight weeks of time to appoint a new Grievance Officer who should be an Indian citizen.

The Law and Enforcement agencies ordered that all the social media platforms should have a grievance officer and he or she should be a citizen of India. Twitter could not find the right match and missed the deadline when other social media giants followed the rules. Justice Rekha Palli from Delhi Court slammed Twitter for taking a long time to appoint a grievance officer. Twitter earlier appointed Dharmendra Chatur as the officer but he submitted his resignation days after he got appointed. He left Twitter in violation of rules and the social media giant is left in huge pressure. The ex-IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spared several times about the issue and he raised their failure.

Ashwini Vaishnaw warns Twitter not to make further delay about the same. "You operate in India, you make money in India but if you take the position 'I will only be governed by laws of America'. This is plainly not acceptable" told his statement.

By Siva Kumar

If you enjoyed this Post, Sign up for Newsletter

(And get daily dose of political, entertainment news straight to your inbox)

Rate This Article
(0 votes)