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  • Twitter claimed concern over freedom of expression and safety of employees to divert attention from its non-compliance with rules: Govt Jul 22, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Twitter claimed concern over freedom of expression and safety of employees to divert attention from its non-compliance with rules: Govt

    Minister of State for Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to the Parliament said neither the IT Act nor the above said rules contravene the freedom of speech and expression or the right to privacy.

  • Tool-kit row | Delhi Police issues strongly-worded counter to Twitter, calls its statements 'mendacious' May 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Tool-kit row | Delhi Police issues strongly-worded counter to Twitter, calls its statements 'mendacious'

    According to the police statement, Twitter is purporting to be both investigating authority and adjudicating authority, but has no legal sanction to be either.

  • Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India May 27, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India

    A Twitter spokesperson had said: “Right now, we are concerned by recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression for the people we serve.”

  • In Big tech vs Govt on new IT law, will courts play middlemen? Here’s what experts say May 26, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    In Big tech vs Govt on new IT law, will courts play middlemen? Here’s what experts say

    Large social media firms Facebook and Twitter can lose their intermediary privileges today for failing to comply with the new IT law. Losing the tag would mean being held accountable for the content posted on their platforms. The impact will be minimal for on users, say analysts.

  • Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt Feb 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt

    Indian laws enacted by parliament must be followed irrespective of Twitter’s own rules and guidelines, Electronics and Information Technology secretary tells Twitter officials, expressing strong displeasure at the social media network's reluctance to take down accounts that abuse freedom of speech.

  • Freedom of speech and expression not an absolute right: Bombay High Court Sep 11, 2020 04:52 PM IST

    Freedom of speech and expression not an absolute right: Bombay High Court

    The bench also allowed Holey to approach the court at any time during this period in case the police decide to take any coercive action against her, or if any of her rights were breached.

  • IIT-M row: SC panel summons HRD sec, IIT director Jun 02, 2015 09:47 PM IST

    IIT-M row: SC panel summons HRD sec, IIT director

    The national scheduled castes panel on Tuesday issued notices to Union HRD Secretary and IIT-Madras Director asking them to appear before it on June 8 amid a political row over de-recognition of a students' body comprising mostly dalits.

  • Indians are becoming increasingly intolerant Aug 22, 2013 03:30 PM IST

    Indians are becoming increasingly intolerant

    Instead of nurturing the spirit of debate, we have become aggressive, bigoted and abusive

  • Anonymous hacks and defaces Kapil Sibal's website Nov 30, 2012 05:50 PM IST

    Anonymous hacks and defaces Kapil Sibal's website

    Union Minister for Communication, Information and Technology, Kapil Sibals website was hacked by hacktivist group Anonymous Indian arm today.

  • Egypt's Mursi: freedom of speech comes with responsibility Sep 26, 2012 04:36 AM IST

    Egypt's Mursi: freedom of speech comes with responsibility

    Egypt's new Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, speaking in regard to clashes at U.S. embassies in the Muslim world, said freedom of expression carries responsibilities when expression threatens peace and stability.

  • With bail conditions eased, is Assange out of woods yet? Jan 12, 2011 08:25 AM IST

    With bail conditions eased, is Assange out of woods yet?

    On Assange's hearing in London, CNBC-TV18’s Sanjay Suri explains, “Given the easing of bail restrictions, Assange, seems to be coming in from the cold for now.

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