India will not comprise with its digital sovereignty below management of PM Narendra Modi: RS Prasad

New Delhi: Data and Know-how minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday (June 19) stated that India can’t comprise with its digital sovereignty below the management of PM Narendra Modi. 

In a sequence of tweets, the IT Minister raised questions on how Twitter acts in India. “Who are the fact-checkers of Twitter? How are these fact-checkers appointed? What is the process of appointing them? Nothing is known about it. From what I know is that their fact-checkers are those who hate PM Modi,” the minister added.  

In an unique interview with Zee News CEO Sudhir Chaudhary on Wednesday (June 16), the IT minister took a dig at international social tech platforms, saying that the period of the ‘East India Company’ is lengthy gone.

Prasad additionally famous that if an Indian citizen is troubled on any social media platform, then the place ought to he go? “Will he go to America with his complaint in such a situation? That’s why we have asked social media companies to create their own grievance redressal mechanism in India,” he identified. 

His feedback on American social media companies have come at a time when Twitter seems to be testing the Indian authorities’s persistence. The microblogging platform has already delayed in complying with India’s IT Guidelines 2021. “The nation isn’t dependent upon Twitter,” the Union IT Minister stated. 

“There are numerous queries arising as to whether Twitter is entitled to safe harbour provision. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Twitter has failed to comply with the Intermediary Guidelines that came into effect from May 26,” Prasad identified in a sequence of posts. 

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