Govt warns Twitter of strict action if it fails to check hate messages

NEW DELHI: Twitter was Monday pulled up by the Government for being “slow” in removing objectionable or unlawful content which has allegedly helped the spread of hate messages and rumours inciting violence and crime against women and was warned of strict legal action if it failed to comply with the directives of law enforcement agencies, officials said.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba also directed Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s legal, policy and trust and safety lead, and Mahima Kaul, Head Public Policy, Twitter India, to ensure a round-the-clock mechanism for prompt disposal of requisitions of law enforcement agencies.

At a meeting, which was held here “for effective action” against objectionable contents, the officials from the microblogging site were told that in some cases Twitter has been “slow” in removing or blocking objectionable or unlawful content, a Home Ministry official said. (AGENCIES)


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