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Explained: What loss of intermediary status means for Twitter

Jun 17, 2021, 4:29 PM IST

Micro-blogging site Twitter has been facing the heat from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for failing to adhere to norms while appointing executives in the roles of Resident Grievance Officer, Nodal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

After having 3 months of time and a last opportunity as a 'goodwill gesture', the goernment withdrew Twitter India's intermediary status on Wednesday. 

We explain Sec 79 of the Information Technology (IT) Act & what loss of safe harbour means for Twitter.

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