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It appears that Twitter is still under some kind of colonial hangover. Twitter thinks they are a bigger sovereign than any other nation: Jiten Jain, Director, Voyager Infosec.Delhi HC raps Twitter: Will social media giant comply?Earlier since it lost its ‘safe harbour’ shield amid a heated row with the Indian government over the new IT rules, social media giant Twitter on Tuesday courted legal trouble for the fourth time. The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Twitter for allegedly allowing access to child pornography on the microblogging platform based on a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).This, however, is not the only time when Twitter officials have been named in police cases or have had to face the Centre’s wrath over their seeming defiance of the new social media rules that aim to curb free reign and misuse of social platforms.Twitter and the government have also been on a collision course on multiple other issues in the past months, including during the farmers’ protest against the farm laws and later when the microblogging platform tagged political posts of several leaders of the ruling party BJP as “manipulated media”. The Information and Technology ministry has called out Twitter on a number of occasions for attempting to dictate terms to the world’s largest democracy.IT RulesThe government has slammed Twitter for deliberate defiance and failure to comply with the country’s new IT rules. The new rules which came into effect on May 25 mandate social media companies to establish a grievance redressal mechanism for resolving complaints from the users or victims. All significant social media companies, with over 50 lakh user base shall appoint a grievance officer to deal with such complaints and share the name and contact details of such officers.On June 16, Twitter lost its legal protection in India from prosecution over users’ posts due to its failure to comply with new digital rules.Twitter has cited freedom of expression and the right to privacy to push back against these norms.Falling off the mapThe social media giant’s India MD Manish Maheshwari has been named in an FIR in Uttar Pradesh over an incorrect map of India which showed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country. This is the second time Twitter has misrepresented India’s map. Earlier, it had shown Leh as a part of China. Reports said the microblogging site had removed the map after it was criticised and the government took note of it.“This act of treason has been committed intentionally and action should be taken,” reads the complaint filed by right-wing group Bajrang Dal’s leader Praveen Bhati. The case has been filed under Section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) and Section 74 of IT (Amendment) Act 2008.Mapping trouble, againAnother FIR has been registered against Maheshwari in Madhya Pradesh, with the same allegation. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said he has directed the state Director General of Police (DGP) Vivek Johri to investigate the matter related to the distorted map and take legal action in this direction.Ghaziabad CaseThe microblogging site and several journalists were named in an FIR on June 16 for “flaring communal sentiments” after an elderly Muslim man claimed in a video that his beard was cut off and he was forced to chant “Vande Mataram” and “Jai Shri Ram”. Police, however, had ruled out any “communal angle”.#Twitter #ITAct #IndiaVsTwitterSubscribe to our channel for the latest news updates: http://bit.ly/2KGXvAW#GetCloserToTheNews with latest headlines on politics, sports, and entertainment on https://bit.ly/2Y4QccLTo stay updated on-the-go, download the News18 App: · Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2VcRTRc· Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2JceAmY Follow us for latest news, photos & videos:· Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vOO22u· Twitter: http://bit.ly/2HdNKch· Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PRgfiz. Telegram: https://bit.ly/2ZOalG0CNN-News18 is India’s most awarded English News Channel and is one of the most respected and dynamic media brands in the country today. CNN-News18 has in a short time, redefined the limits and has set new standards for journalism in Indian news television through its differentiated programming and philosophy of inclusive journalism the spirit of ‘Whatever It Takes’. CNN-News18 continues to be India’s window to the world and the world’s window into India. CNN-News18 has been awarded all the prestigious awards in the General News category in the country.VariantsAccording to the government, no action was taken by Twitter against posts that “maliciously” referred to the B.1.617 mutant as an Indian variant.