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Indian Police Summons Twitter Head For Communal Hatred Video Scandal: Reuters

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  • Ghaziabad (in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India) police summoned Twitter Inc’s (NYSE: TWTR) top Indian official Manish Maheshwari to explain for failing to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited communal tension between Hindu and Muslim, Reuters reports.

  • The scandal follows the Indian government’s clash with Twitter over non-compliance with new IT rules. As a result, Twitter will be liable to punishment under any law.

  • Twitter needed to appoint a chief compliance officer, a nodal officer, and a resident grievance officer under the rules. However, the three positions were currently open on Twitter based on LinkedIn.

  • Twitter acknowledged that it had appointed an interim chief compliance officer.

  • The police ordered Maheshwari to appear within seven days of the receipt of the summons.

  • Twitter reportedly failed to counter hatred perpetrated by specific Twitter handles.

  • Indian IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad criticized Twitter for inaction.

  • Price action: TWTR shares traded lower by 0.39% at $60.49 on the last check Friday.

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