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Twitter said on Tuesday that it has appointed an interim Chief Grievance Officer in accordance with new guidelines from the Information Technology Ministry. Twitter will soon share its details with the central government. Twitter has taken this step when the government gave it the last chance to follow the guideline.
In its notice, the government had told Twitter that if it fails to follow the guidelines, it will forfeit the exemption from responsibility under the IT Act.
Will make every effort to implement the guideline – Twitter
A Twitter spokesperson said on Tuesday that the company would do everything possible to comply with the guidelines. Whatever steps Twitter will take in this regard, it will be continuously informed to the IT Ministry. Only last week, Twitter had assured the central government that it was very close to appointing a Chief Grievance Officer and would inform the government in this regard within a week.
Appointed two officers a week ago
Only last week, news agency ANI had quoted sources as saying that Twitter has appointed nodal contact person and resident graves officer on contract to fulfill the purpose of the guidelines issued by the Centre. Permanent appointment will be made to these posts soon.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Google also appointed
Following the new guidelines, Facebook has appointed a Grievance Officer in the country. FB has published the name of Gravance Officer Spurti Priya on its website. FB has said that users can contact Spurti via e-mail. Apart from this, users can also send their complaints through post in Facebook India.
Apart from Facebook, WhatsApp had published the name of Paresh B Lal as a grave officer on its website. Google also updated its website to reflect the decision to appoint a graves officer.