Guwahati News Desk: Twitter has been facing severe rage due to its alleged failure to comply with the new IT rules in India, which mandates, among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakh users, where all the three personnel have to be residents in India.
Even the Delhi High Court had earlier pulled up the micro-blogging site for failing to appoint a Resident Grievance Officer (RGO), saying, “How long will your process take place? This cannot be allowed,” and gave a free pass to the Central government to act against the social media firm.
Last week, the micro-blogging platform had informed the Delhi High Court, that it will take eight weeks to appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT rules.
Paying heed to India’s demand, Vinay Prakash has been finally appointed as Twitter’s RGO for the country.
As per the reports, Prakash comes with a public policy background and will work towards easing off the ongoing tension between Twitter and the IT Ministry.
For the Indian users, Twitter has updated the grievance officer contact information on its portal and has named Prakash as its RGO, providing an official email contact ID as well.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday said that there is no interim protection for Twitter and the Centre is free to take any action if the micro-blogging site breaches the new IT rules.
The court further added that it is open to the Centre to take action against Twitter in case any of the rules are breached, as it adjourned the hearing in the matter till July 28.
However, Twitter said it reserves the right to challenge the new IT Rules.
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