Ravi Shankar Prasad | Twitter told Tharoor’s committee, told Ravi Shankar Prasad before closing the account, Had informed Ravi Shankar Prasad before locking his account: Twitter
Twitter gave clarification on closing the account of Ravi Shankar Prasad.
- Twitter appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology
- Twitter closed the account of Ravi Shankar Prasad a few days ago.
- The social media platform said that it had given this information to Prasad.
New Delhi : Amid the ongoing standoff with the government over the new rules of the IT department, Twitter on Thursday told a parliamentary committee that it had informed former Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about it before closing his account. The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, had sought a response from Twitter after Twitter blocked Prasad’s account a few days ago for violating the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Twitter clarified in front of the committee
According to the report of news agency ANI, sources associated with the committee said, ‘Twitter told that when we block someone’s access to it in matters related to copyright, then users get a copy of the complaint in which his full name, e- This includes mail, address and other information related to the complaint. The detailed information about the action is given to the user. On June 25, Twitter suspended Prasad’s account for about an hour, citing copyright infringement. However, he later restored it later regretting it.
The committee had sought a written reply
Thereafter, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology Shashi Tharoor asked him to give a written reply on the basis on which Twitter suspended Prasad’s account.
Controversy over new rules of IT
There has been a dispute between Twitter and the government for some time regarding the new rules of the Department of Information Technology. Keeping in mind the protection of the rights of citizens and national interest, the government has made new rules for social media platforms, which they are required to follow. The government had given them till May 25 to comply with the new rules. Twitter has lost its ‘protection of law’ status in the country for not complying with the new rules of the IT department. In many cases, cases have been registered against Twitter in the country.
Twitter to appoint grievance officer
Meanwhile, Twitter India on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it would appoint a grievance redressal officer within eight weeks. She told the court that she has already appointed an interim chief supplementary officer in India and that she would soon appoint two more officers for a short period of time as per the new rules of the IT department.
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