Recently, many #Muslim women on social media were targeted by the misogynist #BulliBaiApp that auctioned their pictures online. Incidents like these are the reason women feel unsafe on the internet. Here’s what you should know about reporting such online harassment- (1)
According to the National Crime Records Bureau @NCRBHQ , there was an 11.8% increase in reported cyber crimes in India between 2019 and 2020. A total of 50,035 cyber crime cases were registered in 2020 alone.
Source: ncrb.gov.in/en/Crime-in-In… (2)
Jan 6 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Twitter publishes it's monthly report regarding handling of complaints from users in India, including action taken on them, as well as the number of URLs that Twitter has taken action as a result of proactive monitoring efforts. transparency.twitter.com/en/reports/cou…
As per the report, the number of legal demands received to remove or withhold content between the period of July-December 2020 is 6971.
Jun 17, 2021 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
While we are witnessing a rise in the blocking and removal of content online, it becomes important to track these instances of free speech violations and ignite conversations around the status of free speech in India. #Twitter#socialmediaban#censorship
If you have posted any content that has been removed or any warning has been issued by any social media platform. Please fill the form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us more. forms.sflc.in/index.php/6875…
Safe Harbour is not a certificate or a stamp that is issued by the government. It is an inherent protection available to #intermediaries. #ITRules#TwitterIndia#SocialMedia sflc.in/twitter-interm…#Twitter has approximately 1.75 crore users in India. The Safe harbour protection is an inherent protection granted to intermediaries which is a defense it can take against imposition of liability for acts done by third parties.
Jun 16, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
#ITRules @Twitter is an intermediary under Section 2(w) of the IT Act. This status cannot be taken away by the Government. #ITrules2021#TwitterIndia#SocialMedia
Intermediaries get a safe harbor protection under Section 79. This is conditional on them not modifying the content or initiating the transmission or selecting the receiver of the transmission.
The letter also highlighted that the Pre-Legislative Policy requires proactive publication of the proposed legislation on the internet and through other means. sflc.in/sflcin-writes-…
May 26, 2021 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
@WhatsApp has challenged the traceability provision in the Delhi High Court stating it is unconstitutional and against the fundamental Right to #Privacy as enshrined in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy vs UOI (2017).
In order to follow the traceability provision i.e. Rule 4(2), WhatsApp would have to break end-to-end encryption for its users thereby undermining privacy of messages to its users.
You can read about the provision here: sflc.in/what-originato….
At a time when the entire country is grappling with #COVID-19, mandatory #CoWin registration by @AyushmanNHA will lead to exclusion of citizens from 18-44 years from vaccination who do not use smartphones or do not have an internet connection. @rssharma3@MoHFW_INDIA