Government of India sends noticed to Twitter India over Farmer Protest posts promoted under the Khalistan organization. Central government were shortlisted 1,746 fake accounts used to post fake news about the Indian Government Bhartiya Janta Party BJP (BJP).
The battle still going in between Government and Twitter went so far. Government posted a home made Desi Twitter alternative Koo Application on its official twitter handle Ministry of Information Technology page. Koo App founder said that he didn’t sleep for two days after his application surged in downloads in India.
Many Indian making their accounts on Koo Applications after the Government said that they will announce strict action on all social media platform like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.
IT minister Ravi Shankra Prasad said that , You want to work in India, but We are not acceptable for social media network to be trending hashtags supporting violence, genocide, fake news and promoting misguided content being spreader over the social media platform against country.
Last week, Twitter said that they will not blocked accounts of Journalist, media persons and celebrities, those are allowed to post under freedom of speech. United State American, a micro social media platform are messed with the Government of India might faced ban anytime under any circumstances in next few weeks.
Prasad said that in his first public comments following the government’s standoff with Twitter over blocking access to accounts that are allegedly spreading misinformation on the farmer protest on the microblogging platform that could be harmful.
IT minister Ravi said that, Twitter companies that employ what he termed as “double standards”. wjhen there is violence in US Capitol Hill, social media platform stand by police investigation but when Red Fort is breached, the same platform go against the Indian government? Red Fort is the symbol of our pride, We won’t allow these double standards in our country.
Cyber Expert said that, The right time for the government to revise legal provisions that regulate intermediaries like Twitter and Facebook in order to make them more responsible.
Pavan Duggal, who is a cyber expert and an advocate in the Supreme Court, “Intermediaries need to made responsible for non-compliance with Indian laws and more accountable for the fake news and hate speech on their platforms.