Twitter executives could face 7-year jail, warns government

  • The government has warned Twitter that its top executives could face up to 7 years in jail along with financial penalties for their failure to remove content and accounts carrying “objectionable and inflammatory content.
  • govt has asked Twitter authorities to comply with the provisions under the Indian Information Technology Act or else it would face action under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
  • IT Act gives powers to the government to seek the blocking of content or accounts which carry information that is seen as detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country, or has the potential to create public disorder.