The Government on Saturday issued their final notice to Twitter one of the top social media platforms for compliance with the new IT rules, 2021.
In the issued notice, “It is dismayed to note that your (Twitter's) responses to the ministry’s letters neither address the clarifications sought by this ministry nor indicate full compliance with the rules.” The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) said.
The further stated that “It is clear from your responses that till date Twitter has not informed about the details of the chief compliance officer as required under the rules.”
According to the new IT rule, the micro-blogging platform Twitter needs to name a compliance officer as well as a company employee who should be appointed as grievance officer and a nodal contact person.
"As a gesture of goodwill, Twitter Inc is hereby given one last notice to immediately comply with the rules. Failure to comply will lead to Twitter losing exemption from liability under IT Act and draw penal provisions," the central government mentioned in their notice.
Government of India gives final notice to Twitter for compliance with new IT rules. pic.twitter.com/98S0Pq8g2U— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2021
Earlier on Wednesday, the Central government stated that social media platforms don’t have any choice, They have to comply with the new India’s information technology (IT) rules, 2021.
In the return, Twitter assured that it had complied with the new IT rules and also appointed a resident grievance officer, they also added that it would file its response to the plea. But the Delhi High Court disputed their claim.
According to the new IT rules, all social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & WhatApp asked to identify within 36 hours the originator of a flagged message as well as to conduct additional due diligence, including the appointment of a chief compliance officer, residence grievance officer, and a nodal person.