New Delhi: Twitter has started bowing before the rules of the country. Twitter has appointed Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer and also maintains a monthly report on the action taken against Twitter accounts in various cases. At the same time, Twitter has still not appointed two other officers under the new IT rules of the country.
Micro blogging site Twitter is now slowly coming on the way. According to the rules of the country, he has appointed a Resident Grievance Officer. Twitter has appointed Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer and has also put out a monthly report on the action taken against Twitter accounts in various cases but Twitter is yet to appoint two other officers under the country’s new IT rules.
Three important appointments social media companies need to make
Twitter was in constant flux for failing to comply with the new IT regulations in India. Under the new IT rules, social media companies with more than 50 lakh users are required to appoint three important appointments, Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer, all three officers must be residents of India.
In the Delhi High Court on Thursday, the company had said that the appointment of Grievance Officer, Residence Grievance Officer under the new IT rules is in process and expects to do so on or before July 11. Twitter claims that it has resolved 5,877 information requests. Out of total 86314 global requests, 7% information requests have been received from India out of which 4,782 are regular, 615 emergency, 480 are both types of requests.
Twitter claims India has received a total of 5,464 tweet removal requests
Twitter has also claimed that it has received a total of 5,464 requests from India to remove Twitter handles or tweets, which is 3% of the total global legal demands. The total global requests are 143,165. Other legal requests from India are 5412, after which Twitter has closed 238 handles while 2759 tweets are currently blocked.
Whereas Twitter has claimed in its compliance report that there are 3649 such cases in which either the tweet handle has been suspended or the content of the tweet has been removed. Twitter has claimed in its compliance report on its website that its compliance rate between January 2012 and June 2020 is 7.8%, which is considered very low.
Despite all this, the immunity given to Twitter has not been restored. As long as Twitter does not start complying with all the IT rules of India, lawsuits, damages claims can be made against it.
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