The Delhi High Court on Thursday said in a clear tone that if the social media platform Twitter violates any kind of new IT laws, then the Central Government will take action. is completely free. Now the matter has been adjourned till July 28. Actually, Twitter had filed an affidavit regarding the appointment of the interim officer.
Twitter said – will appoint complaint officer in 8 weeks
Earlier, Twitter on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it would appoint a Grievance Officer within eight weeks. Twitter also told the court that it is in the process of setting up a liaison office in India to comply with IT regulations. This office will be his permanent one. Twitter’s interim resident grievance officer, Dharmendra Chatur, stepped down on June 21, following which Twitter appointed California-based Jeremy Kessel as the new grievance officer for India.
The Center is free to take any action against Twitter if it finds the social media platform breaching the IT Rules. Matter adjourned for July 28. Twitter to file an affidavit regarding appointment of the interim official: Delhi High Court
— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
However, Kessel’s appointment was not in line with the new IT rules, as these rules stipulate that all nodal officers, including grievance redressal officers, should be based in India. A complaint was filed against Twitter in the Delhi High Court on May 28 by Amit Acharya, a lawyer practicing in the High Court and Supreme Court. The plea said that Twitter is an ‘important social media intermediary’ as prescribed under the IT Rules, 2021 and hence must ensure compliance with the statutory duties imposed on it by the provisions of these rules.
It has been argued in the petition that every important social media mediator not only has a responsibility to appoint a Resident Grievance Officer, who will act as a point authority for receiving and disposing of complaints within a given time frame, and Accept any orders, notices and instructions issued by the competent authorities.
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