Another case has been registered against the biggest and the most popular microblogging site in India, Twitter. This is the fourth FIR filed against the social media platform till date. That’s right. Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm bias
The latest case has been registered against Twitter in Delhi over child pornography on the platform. Of course, the new case has been filed under the Posco Act and the IT Act. Also Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
FIR filed against Twitter
The new FIR has been lodged by the Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police following a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights or NCPCR. In the complaint, the NCPCR said child pornographic material has been continuously being posted on social media platforms. Also Read - COVID-19 third wave: Twitter shuts offices as coronavirus cases rise
Beginning the month of June, a separate case was filed against Twitter in Ghaziabad in connection with tweets on the alleged assault on a Muslim man. The case is currently pending in the Supreme Court.
Twitter India head in trouble too
In another matter, Twitter India chief Manish Maheshwari has been named in another First Information Report filed in Uttar Pradesh over an incorrect map of India on the official website. The inaccurate map on the Twitter website showed Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh as a separate country.
Twitter has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late, especially in the last one month. It all began with the platform delaying in complying with new IT rules. Eventually, the microblogging site lost legal protection in the country.
In another incident, Twitter blocked Ravi Shankar Prasad from accessing his official verified Twitter account, which was later restored.
Overall, all is not very well for Twitter in India and we will need to see how the company fights these legal actions taken against the platform.