Topic: IT act
The Union government asked social media intermediaries to block at least 36,838 uniform resource locators, or URLs, between 2018 and October 2023 under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Electronics and Information Technology Ministry told Parliament on Friday.
On late Sunday, award-winning investigative journalist and global opinions writer at the Washington Post, Rana Ayyub, received a withheld notice from Twitter. Twitter served the notice to withhold Rana Ayyub's account, citing the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Jignesh Mevani, an Independent MLA from the Vadgam constituency of Gujarat and a vocal Dalit leader, was arrested by the Assam Police in the Banaskantha district late Wednesday under the provisions of IT Act.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to all states, Union territories and Registrar Generals of all High Courts over the use of the section 66A of Information Technology (IT) Act, despite it being struck down in March 2015.