Jack Dorsey saga: How Elon Musk learnt fast to respect strict Indian laws [details]

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Jack Dorsey saga: How Elon Musk learnt fast to respect strict Indian laws [details]

As former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey created a storm by claiming that the Indian authorities threatened to shut down the platform and carried out raids on its staff — which the Centre has vehemently rejected, Elon Musk has relatively understood the regulation of the land significantly better.

In April, Musk mentioned that he would adjust to the regulation of the land in India relatively than ship his individuals to jail because the nation has “strict social media laws”.

In a Twitter Spaces interview with the BBC, he was requested in regards to the micro-blogging platform taking down hyperlinks associated to the BBC’s controversial documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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“India has very strict social media laws. If it is a selection between complying with the laws or going to jail, I’d relatively adjust to laws than have any of my individuals go to jail,” he was quoted as saying.

“We can’t transcend the regulation of the nation,” the Twitter CEO confused.

The first a part of the two-part BBC documentary sequence, “India: The Modi Question” raised a storm not simply in India but additionally among the many diaspora internationally.

Looking on the delicate nature of the documentary, the Indian authorities banned it from being proven on social media, together with Twitter, and elsewhere within the nation.

Earlier within the day, the Centre lashed out at Dorsey for his claims, saying it’s an try to “brush out that very doubtful interval of Twitter’s historical past”.

Elon Musk

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Reacting to Dorsey who alleged in an interview with YouTube channel Breaking Points that the threats got here as Twitter refused to adjust to the federal government’s calls for to block accounts throughout the farmers’ protests in early 2021, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, mentioned that nobody went to jail nor was Twitter shut down within the nation.

“This is an outright lie by @jack — maybe an try to brush out that very doubtful interval of Twitter’s historical past. Twitter below Dorsey and his staff have been in repeated and steady violations of the India regulation,” Chandrasekhar mentioned in a tweet.

The Minister mentioned that as a matter of truth, Twitter was in non-compliance with regulation repeatedly from 2020 to 2022 “and it was solely June 2022 after they lastly complied”.

“To set the report straight, nobody was raided or despatched to jail. Our focus was solely on making certain the compliance of Indian laws. Dorsey’s Twitter regime had an issue accepting the sovereignty of Indian regulation. It behaved as if the laws of India didn’t apply to it,” Chandrasekhar famous.

“All social media intermediaries working in India have to adjust to laws to make sure that the web is secure, trusted and accountable,” mentioned the Minister.

(With inputs from IANS)

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