Twitter has appointed interim chief compliance officer. The company has said that the details will be shared with the Ministry of Information Technology soon. A Twitter spokesperson said that every effort is on to follow the new guidelines. The Ministry of Information Technology is being informed about the progress at every step.
In the last few months, there has been a conflict between Twitter and the Center on many issues. Earlier this month, the Information Technology Ministry issued “one last notice” to Twitter asking it to comply with the new information technology rules.
Amid controversy, a parliamentary committee headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday summoned top officials of the micro-blogging site to record their statements and submit a report on prevention of misuse of the social media platform.
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information and Technology has summoned several social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to present their stand on issues related to misuse of social media platforms and protection of civil rights.
According to a notice issued in connection with the meeting of the Standing Committee to be held on June 18, its agenda is to hear the views of representatives of Twitter followed by protection of the rights of citizens with special emphasis on safety of women in the digital space and social/online media. To look at the evidence from representatives of electronics technology on the prevention of abuse of forums. The notice of the meeting has been issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
It is noteworthy that Twitter recently faced heavy criticism when it published a ‘blueprint’ authenticating the personal accounts of several senior functionaries of the organization, including Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) chief Mohan Bhavgat. Tick’ was removed.
The government had announced new IT rules for social media companies which came into effect from last month. Under the new rules, 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.
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.