The government has told Twitter it will comply with all previous orders until July 4, an official source said on Wednesday. The Department of Electronics and IT has set a deadline of July 4, otherwise Twitter may lose its intermediary status, meaning it will be liable for any comments posted on its platform. “On June 27, a notice was issued to Twitter to comply with all government orders issued to date. Twitter received notices earlier this month, but it hasn’t followed through. This is the final communication,” a government source told PTI.
An email query sent to Twitter did not trigger an immediate response.
Twitter has been in conflict with the government on several occasions.
On June 26, the microblogging site submitted a list of over 80 Twitter accounts and tweets that it has blocked in 2021 due to a government request.
The government’s request was to ban several accounts and some tweets from international advocacy group Freedom House, journalists, politicians and supporters of the farmers’ protest.
However, the government source said there are several other orders that Twitter has yet to comply with and they have been given a final July 4 deadline for compliance.