The notice also demanded that Twitter revamp its policies concerning hateful content and enable a photo-shield feature like Facebook. A legal notice was served to Twitter Inc via its Legal and Policy head Vijaya Gadde and senior counsel Chaitanya Ramachandran on Thursday by Advocate Anas Tanwir. The notice asks for a compensation of Rs 10 Lakhs to his client from Twitter for not taking action against content related to GitHub-made 'Sulli Deals' app being shared on the platform. The notice said that this resulted in his client facing rape threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and online sexual abuse on the micro-blogging platform. Most notably, however, it claims that Twitter falls under the definition of 'State' as laid out by the Constitution due to Twitter’s claims that it provides users with a platform to exercise their fundamental rights. This could be indicative of future challenges levelled on platforms like Twitter. On July 6, the Indian government had submitted to the Delhi High Court that the platform had lost the aforementioned protection under Section 79 of the IT Act due to its non-compliance with the new IT rules. But, according to experts, the courts will ultimately decide on whether Twitter has lost its safe harbour protection. The allegations against Twitter The legal notice lists several instances of abuse that the woman allegedly faced as a result of her photos being circulated through 'Sulli deals' and by other Twitter users who downloaded her photos from the platform and posted them with sexual and abusive…
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