High Court’s strictness worked… Twitter India appointed Vinay Prakash as Grievance Officer


After receiving a blunt reply from the Delhi High Court, Twitter India has finally appointed a Grievance Officer in India. According to the information available on the website of the microblogging platform, Vinay Prakash will now be the grievance officer of Twitter in India. The Delhi High Court, during the hearing of a case on July 8, had told Twitter that it cannot be given any legal protection if it does not implement India’s new IT rules.

Let us tell you that for the last two months, the situation of confrontation between Twitter and the Government of India is going on. Twitter was yet to implement India’s new IT rules, despite receiving repeated notices. Twitter is to issue a report related to the settlement of complaints of Indian users every month under Article 4(d) of India’s IT Rules 2021. Along with this, Twitter also has to specify the number of URLs that have been removed during monitoring of the social media platform for being found to be false or misleading.

The High Court had sought affidavits from all the interim officers appointed by Twitter that they take responsibility for the task assigned to them. Earlier, during the hearing of the case, Twitter said that it needs 8 weeks to appoint a grievance officer in India. Earlier on Tuesday, the High Court had given Twitter only two days.

In the Delhi High Court, Twitter said that it has appointed an Interim Compliance Officer in India, who is a resident of India. Along with this, the social media company said that the interim Grievance Officer will be appointed by July 11 and the Interim Nodal Liaison Officer will also be appointed in two weeks. Along with this, the social media company told the court that the first compliance report will be issued by it on July 11. Earlier, the High Court had told Twitter that it cannot take arbitrary time for the appointment of an interim officer in India.

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