Twitter’s India unit appointed a resident grievance officer, days after designating a chief compliance officer, to meet new IT guidelines within the nation, amid tensions with the federal government.
The web site of the US social media agency on Sunday showed Vinay Prakash as the brand new grievance officer alongside together with his contact particulars and procedures for customers to report potential violations of its guidelines and phrases.
On Thursday, Twitter had advised an Indian court docket it will appoint an interim grievance officer to adjust to the brand new guidelines. It had additionally mentioned it deliberate to have a closing appointment for the job in eight weeks.
The IT guidelines, which grew to become efficient end-May, are aimed toward regulating content material on social media and making companies act extra swiftly on authorized requests to take away posts and sharing particulars on the originators of messages.
But the regulatory scrutiny of Twitter, together with others similar to WhatsApp and Amazon, has ratcheted up friction between the US tech companies and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities and upset the enterprise surroundings in a key progress market.
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