Twitter appointed Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer (RGO) for India

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The US-based company has been in the eye of a storm over its alleged failure to comply with the new IT rules in India, which mandates, among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel, chief compliance officer, nodal officer, and grievance officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakhs users. All three personnel have to be residents in India.

As per the information updated on Twitter’s website, Vinay Prakash is the Resident Grievance Officer (RGO). Users can contact him using an email ID listed on the page. “Twitter can be contacted in India at the following address: 4th Floor, THe Estate, 121 Dickenson Road, Banglore 560 042,” the page further said. Prakash’s name appears along with Jeremy Kessel, who is the Global Legal Policy Director and is based in the US. The company has also published its compliance report for the period of May 26, 2021, to June 25, 2021. This was another key requirement under the IT rules that came into effect on May 26.

Twitter appoints its RGO for India

Twitter had previously appointed Dharmendra Chatur as its interim resident grievance officer for India as required by the IT rules. However, Chatur stepped down last month. Twitter also said it has suspended 18,385 accounts related to child sexual exploitation, non-con-consensual nudity, and similar content and 4,179 accounts relating to the promotion of terrorism.

“A vast majority of all accounts that are suspended for the promotion of terrorism and child sexual exploitation are proactively flagged by a combination of technology and other purpose-built internal proprietary tools,” Twitter added in its report.

“A vast majority of all accounts that are suspended for the promotion of terrorism and child sexual exploitation are proactively flagged by a combination of technology and other purpose-built internal proprietary tools,” Twitter added in its report.

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