After Elon Musk’s takeover, India expects Twitter to comply with local rules

Elon Musk’s take on Twitter will not change India’s expectation that it will comply with the country’s rules for such companies, a government minister told Reuters on Friday, adding that India’s new IT rules will be out in a few days.

Twitter in July asked an Indian court to capsize some government orders to remove content from the platform.

Over the past two years, Indian officials have accused the company of content such as accounts supporting an independent Sikh state, posts allegedly spreading misinformation about farmers’ protests, and tweets critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic called upon to take action.

India’s Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, said,” Our rules and regulations for interposers are the same, irrespective of who’s the platform’s proprietor.” Thus, the anticipation of compliance with Indian laws and regulations remains.”

When asked what the government thought of banning Twitter for individuals like Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, Chandrashekhar did not respond directly but said India’s newly revised IT rules were issued on Friday or Saturday after months of consultation.

Ranaut, banned from Twitter last time for violating its rules on spiteful conduct and vituperative geste, took to Instagram on Friday to laud papers about the accession of Musk.

Ranaut, an ardent supporter of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also shared the request from users who appealed to Musk to restore his Twitter account.


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