Twitter is no hero

Early on it seemed like Twitter was fighting the good fight. Increasingly, though, its India strategy appears more harebrained than anything else.

Three separate incidents deserve your attention.

One. Yesterday, the Delhi High Court hauled up Twitter for not complying with India’s new information and technology rules and failing to appoint a grievance redressal officer. Hearing a public interest litigation case filed by an individual named Amit Acharya, the court asked Twitter if it has complied with India’s IT Rules. Twitter said it hasn’t yet. That, in fact, it is in the process of complying with them.

The bench was not pleased. It had been 41 days since the controversial intermediary guidelines under the IT Act came into play. The bench said …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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