Govt asks Twitter to ensure 24×7 mechanism for prompt removal of objectionable content

Government has asked the Social Media platform, Twitter  to ensure 24×7 mechanism for prompt removal of objectionable content from their platform as per requirement of  law enforcement agencies.

An official release said Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba yesterday held meeting with Twitter officials in New Delhi for effective action against objectionable content. They were also advised to appoint India based contact persons who would be available round the clock, and put in place an escalation mechanism.

During the meeting, it was also impressed upon Twitter representatives that they should improve their system of response to investigations related legal requests of Law Enforcement Agencies.

They were advised that law provides for strict legal provisions in case of non-compliance which would need to be invoked.  During the meeting, specific instances of legal requisitions were shown where Delhi police had sought for removal of content openly inciting violence where response by Twitter had been neither full nor timely.

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