Twitter Tells Karnataka HC Its Petition Against MeitY’s Content Takedown Orders Are Maintainable

Social media company Twitter on Wednesday informed the High Court of Karnataka that its petition challenging the various takedown orders of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was maintainable, as the concept of reasonableness in Article 19 of the Constitution of India pertaining to Freedom of Speech was applicable to it. Advocate Manu … Read more

Government Said to Revoke Ban on LazyPay, Kissht, Other Fintech Firms

The government will revoke the ban imposed on fintech firms LazyPay and Kissht after representations were made by these companies, a senior official said on Friday. The government last week ordered the blocking of 232 apps operated by overseas entities, including Chinese, for being involved in betting, gambling and unauthorised loan service. Sources said that … Read more

Nixi Offering Free .in Domain Names for the First Three Months as Part of Republic Day Celebrations

The National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi) is currently allowing people to register .in domain names for free. This deal is being offered as a part of the Republic Day celebrations that began on Thursday. The .in domain can be used for emails, websites, and other applications. This service currently has around 3 million people … Read more

Government to Hold Discussions With Stakeholders on PIB Fact Checks for Social Media in February: MoS IT

Amid outrage over a plan to give powers to its arm PIB to police fake news on social media, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday said that the government will next month hold discussions with stakeholders before the proposal is implemented. The minister said that the rules for regulating online gaming are expected to be … Read more