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Delhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea Against Twitter For Non Compliance Of IT Rules, 2021

The Delhi High Court issued a notice in a plea filed against the non-compliance by Twitter India and Twitter Inc with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) after Senior advocate Sajan Poovaya appearing for Twitter told the court that they have already appointed a grievance redressal officer on May 28. A single judge bench comprising of Justice Rekha Palli has sought Twitter’s response in the plea filed by one Amit Acharya, a practicing advocate in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India, and a user of the platform, stating that Twitter is a “Significant Social Media Intermediary” (SSMI) as laid down under the IT Rules, 2021 and therefore must ensure compliance with the statutory duties imposed upon it by the provisions of these rules.

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