Twitter will comply with India’s new rules to keep its legal immunity

Twitter will comply with India’s new rules to keep its legal immunity


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Twitter has outlined how it intends to “fully comply” with India’s new social media rules after the government said its lack of compliance meant it could be held legally liable for its user’s posts, Bloomberg reports. In response to the government’s filing, a lawyer for the company said it has already appointed an interim chief compliance officer and that it would soon have a grievance officer and an employee to respond to law enforcement requests, Reuters notes. Twitter is required to fill each of the roles under new regulations introduced this year. The company also said it would be setting up an India liaison office in the next eight weeks.

Had Twitter not pledged to comply with the rules, it faced being made legally liable for users’…

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