Twitter Inc’s India unit has appointed an interim chief compliance officer and has stated that it will soon appoint two other executives to comply with the country’s new IT rules, according to a court filing on Thursday.
The IT rules are aimed at regulating content on social media platforms and making them more accountable to legal requests for the prompt removal of posts and the sharing of information on message originators.
In a court filing earlier this week, the Indian government stated that Twitter no longer enjoys liability protection in India for user-generated content because the US microblogging giant failed to comply with the new rules.
The filing came in a case against Twitter brought by a user who wanted to complain about some allegedly defamatory tweets on the platform, and claimed the company was not following the new IT rules, which went into effect at the end of May and also required the appointment of certain new executives.
Twitter said in a June 8 filing that it would try to fill the nodal contact person’s position on an interim basis within two weeks and would appoint an interim grievance officer on or before July 11.
Twitter said it has posted job openings for all three positions and will try to make an offer of employment to resident Indians within eight weeks, as required by rules.
The company, based in San Francisco, California, is also establishing a liaison office in India.
Twitter did not respond to a comment request.