Twitter appoints new India grievance officer; releases IT Rules compliance report

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Twitter has appointed a new grievance officer for India days after getting an earful from the Delhi High Court for a really long time to fill the position. The appointment also comes a long time after Twitter’s past grievance officer had stopped as he didn’t wish to get caught amid the strains between the microblogging platform and the Indian government.

On its site, Twitter currently shows the name of Vinay Prakash as its new India grievance officer.

Significantly, the company had earlier this week told the Delhi High Court that it’s anything but a grievance officer on a between time basis by July 11.

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Twitter affirmed the appointment of Prakash however declined to remark on our questions.

On Thursday, Twitter had educated the Delhi High Court that it had already appointed a between-time compliance officer on July 6 and focused on appointing a nodal officer inside about fourteen days.

India’s new social media rules mandate significant social media intermediaries like Twitter to appoint boss compliance, nodal and grievance officers.

Twitter’s past grievance officer, Dharmendra Chatur, had stopped in June, following which the company had told the Delhi High Court that the reason why Chatur left his post was that there was a great deal of “precipitation going around” between the microblogging site and the Indian government and he would not like to place himself into that.

Twitter on Sunday also released its compliance report as needed under the social media rules. According to the report, between May 26, 2021, and June 25, 2021, the company made a move on more than 130 connections, a majority of which were related to defamation.

The company said it suspended more than 18,000 accounts for sharing content related to child sexual exploitation and non-consensual bareness, among others via proactive observing. According to its compliance report, it also suspended more than 4,100 accounts for advancing terrorism on the platform.

“A vast majority of all accounts that are suspended for the advancement of terrorism and child sexual exploitation are proactively flagged by a combination of technology and other reason assembled internal proprietary apparatuses,” Twitter said.


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