Twitter has complied with the final notice issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on June 27. The MeitY had set a July 4, 2022 deadline for Twitter to comply with its previous orders, failing which Twitter will be held liable for all comments posted on its platform. “Twitter has complied with the notice,” an official source told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
As per reports, the microblogging site was asked to take action on some tweets and Twitter accounts, but it had not reported compliance on the same earlier. The social media giant declined to comment on the matter. The report further said the government asked Twitter to act on around 60 accounts in June.
Twitter, according to sources, has functioned on the request and reported compliance. On June 26, the company released a separate list of 80 Twitter accounts and tweets that it had blocked in response to a government request in 2021. Multiple accounts and tweets from the international advocacy group Freedom House, journalists, and politicians were restricted by the government.