Social media big Twitter, which is presently concerned in a standoff with the Centre over the latter’s new Data Expertise (I-T) guidelines, has appointed Vinay Prakash because the resident grievance officer for India. As per the knowledge on Twitter’s web site, customers can contact Prakash at ‘grievance-officer-in @ twitter.com’.
Prakash’s appointment comes simply three days after the Delhi excessive court docket on July eight had hit out at Twitter for a delay in appointing the resident grievance officer. The US-based technological company sought a time of eight weeks to nominate everlasting grievance officers and to additionally arrange a liaison workplace in India, a request which was denied by the court docket, Hindustan Occasions reported.
Twitter had earlier appointed Dharmendra Chatur as its interim resident grievance officer for India. Nevertheless, Chatur resigned from the publish in June.
The brand new IT guidelines, which got here into impact on Might 26, amongst different vital necessities, mandate the appointment of three key personnel – chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer by social media platforms with greater than 5 million customers. All these three officers should be residents in India.
The Centre, on repeated events, has hit out at Twitter over its failure and intentional refusal to adjust to the IT guidelines. In June, Twitter misplaced its status as an intermediary, which meant it is going to be held accountable for any illegal content material posted by customers.
Other than non-compliance with the I-T guidelines, Twitter has additionally confronted widespread provocation for exhibiting a distorted map of India– (the place Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh had been proven exterior India), together with displaying child pornographic content material.