UP Police sent legal notice to MD of Twitter India


Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari. This notice has been sent in relation to the viral video of an attack on an elderly person in Loni. The MD has been asked to record his statement regarding the microblogging site allowing anti-social messages to go viral.

According to the legal notice, the Managing Director has been asked to come to the Loni Border Police Station and record his statement in the matter within seven days. Some people used their Twitter handle as a tool to spread hatred in the society and Twitter Communication India and Twitter did not take any action against it. The notice said that he allowed anti-social messages to go viral.

The matter has come to the fore after Twitter has lost its status as an arbitration platform in India as it does not comply with the new IT regulations. According to sources, Twitter is the only social media platform among the mainstream which has not complied with the new laws.

Instead of being considered a platform hosting content from various users, Twitter will be held editorially responsible for posts published directly on its platform.
The implication, the sources said, is that if there is an allegation against Twitter for alleged illegal content, it will be treated as a publisher – not an arbiter – and it will be punishable under any law, including the IT Act, and the penal laws of the country. will also be responsible for

Earlier on May 31, a senior-level team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell had questioned Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari in Bengaluru in connection with the “Congress Toolkit Case”.

The police had also visited Twitter India offices in Lado Sarai, Delhi and Gurgaon on May 24. In which some posts on the alleged Congress “toolkit” against the central government were tagged as “manipulative media”.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had confirmed that there was no communal angle in the Loni incident. Five accused have been arrested for assaulting a 72-year-old man. The police also said that action would also be taken against the complainant for providing false facts.
UP Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against 9 entities including Twitter India in connection with the Loni incident.

In the FIR, the police had said, “There is no communal angle to the incident in Loni where a man was thrashed and his beard was cut off. The following organization/persons – The Wire, Rana Ayyub, Mohammad Zubair, Dr. Shama Mohammed, Saba Naqvi, Muskoor Usmani, Salman Nizami started giving communal color to the incident on Twitter without fact checking. Suddenly they started spreading messages to disturb peace and bring differences among religious communities.


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