05 Feb, 2021
13 Min Read
|GS-III||Government’s notice to Twitter||Internal security|
|PT Pointer||Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000||Internal security|
|Myanmar- Important Points for PT||International Relations|
What is the Twitter issue?
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000
The Government has issued notice to Twitter after it reinstated several handles that mentioned a controversial hashtag on its platform.
The Government issued these orders under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
This is done in the interest of -
This is the same Section under which hundreds of Chinese apps have been banned in recent months.
The validity of the same section has been upheld by the SC in Shreya Singhal v/s. Union of India case in 2015.
Source: TH & Aspire IAS Notes
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