Govt warns Twitter to comply with IT rules by July 4 or lose intermediary status
Twitter, in the past, has failed to comply with two takedown notices – on June 6 and 9. Having not acquiesced to the orders, the government has warned the microblogging platform to comply with the rules by July 4. The new IT Rules (now in process of amendment) grant social media platforms the status of intermediaries. Consequently, they have to abide by the guidelines, including takedown notices from the government offices.