Shock For Twitter: The Plea Against The Central Government Was Dismissed

Shock for Twitter: The plea against the central government was dismissed, Karnataka HC fined 500,000.

Karnataka HC on Friday rejected Twitter’s application to challenge ten blocking orders issued by the central government between February 2021 and 2022, asking the social media giant to remove 39 URLs.

The court held that Twitter was not owned by a farmer or an ordinary man unfamiliar with the law, but by a billionaire’s company.

At the same time, the statement of the Minister of Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnav, is also emphasized in this case. He said the court was on our side.

The sole judge seat of Judge Krishna S Dixit, who wrote the effective part of the ruling, also fined Rs 50 lakh on Twitter.

Shock for Twitter: Twitter fined Rs 50 lakh.

Judge Krishna S Dixit said he did not give a reason for not complying with the Center’s prompt containment requests.

Referring to the enforcement part of the ruling, Judge Dixit said he was convinced by the central government’s position that it has the power to block not only tweets but also accounts.

In April, Karnataka High Court reserved an order on Twitter’s lawsuit challenging 10 orders issued by the central government to remove 39 URLs between February 2021 and February 2022.

Karnataka High Court, gave his verdict today, dismissing the suit and fined Rs 50 lakh on Twitter itself.

Karnataka High Court said a fine of Rs 50 lakh has been imposed on the petitioner, which will be paid within 45 days to the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru.

If there is a delay in paying this amount, it will incur an additional fee of Rs 5,000 per day.

What did Twitter say?

In that case, Twitter argued that the central government did not have the power to issue general orders to block social media accounts and that such orders must have reasons communicated to users.

The central government has argued in court that it will only intervene if there is a threat to India’s sovereignty or public order.

A government order banning the use of sealed envelopes has also been brought before the Supreme Court.

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