On the new IT rules, Twitter said that an interim Chief Compliance Officer has been appointed. Details will be shared with the IT ministry soon. Internet media platform Twitter has informed the government that it has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer as per the new IT rules. More information in this regard will be shared with the government soon. According to official sources, 'Twitter, in response to the final notice sent by the government on June 5, said that it is making every effort to comply with the new guideline, but due to the global impact of the Kovid-19 epidemic Can't do it.'
Twitter said - Constructive dialogue will continue with the government
Twitter sent a reply to the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (IT) on June 7. A spokesperson for internet media platform Twitter said that 'We have assured the Indian government that Twitter is making every effort to comply with the new guidelines. The government will be apprised of the progress being made in this direction. Our constructive dialogue with the Government of India will continue. Earlier, Twitter had sought more time from the government to comply with the new Information Technology (IT) rules.
Significantly, the government announced new IT rules for social media companies. Under this new rule, large social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will need to take additional measures. This includes appointment of Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer in India etc.
Three months' time was given to comply with the new rules
Major social media platforms were given three months to comply with the new rules. In this category those social media platforms are kept, whose number of registered users is more than 50 lakhs.
Ministry had sent notice to Twitter
In a notice sent to Twitter, the ministry also said that although these rules are effective from May 26, 2021, Twitter Inc is given an opportunity to comply with the rules through a final notice in good faith. He has to comply with the rules immediately. If she fails to do so, the exemption from her liability as a medium shall be forfeited. At the same time, he has to be ready for action under the IT Act and other penal provisions.