Twitter defies Modi Govt: Files legal challenge to Centre’s ‘content takedown orders’

Twitter has moved Karnataka High Court challenging centre’s order to take down content from its platform under the new Information Technology (IT) rules. In its plea, Twitter has argued blocking orders are arbitrary and fail to provide notices to the originators of the content and are disproportionate in several cases. The centre had recently granted one last opportunity to Twitter to comply with the take down notices under Section 69A of the IT Act. The company has argued that the orders are procedurally and substantially deficient of the Section 69A requirements and that they demonstrate excessive use of powers and are disproportionate. Watch this video for more details.