Twitter is seeking to rent a brand new grievance officer in India. The social community had employed an interim officer in June, who resigned, after which it had employed one other grievance officer as an interim measure. The corporate has now positioned an inventory on LinkedIn over the weekend to rent somebody for the function, one thing that each Fb and WhatsApp are additionally in search of, based on listings on LinkedIn. The grievance officer job is a part of the necessities as per the brand new IT Guidelines — corporations like Twitter, Fb, and Google have all needed to rent an area grievance officer in order that they’ll handle complaints and grievances from Indians.
In February, the Indian authorities introduced new IT rules whereby social media platforms, OTT platforms, and different massive tech companies can be required to arrange a grievance redressal mechanism with an officer being based mostly within the nation. The social media and OTT platforms have been required to take away any content material flagged by authorities inside 36 hours.
Twitter put out a job itemizing in search of a “Resident Grievance Officer” in Mumbai. The platform was given a final discover by Union Ministry of Electronics and Info Know-how (MeitY) to adjust to the brand new IT rules in Could.
Earlier this month, Twitter appointed Vinay Prakash as the brand new interim grievance officer and stated that it plans to have a closing appointment for the job in eight weeks.
WhatsApp has additionally put a job itemizing on LinkedIn in search of a “Nodal Contact & Grievance Officer” based mostly in Mumbai. “We’re in search of a extremely motivated skilled for the function of Nodal Contact Individual & Grievance officer for WhatsApp in India. This particular person will coordinate with legislation enforcement businesses in India, together with facilitating well timed responses to legitimate authorized requests beneath relevant legislation and our insurance policies,” the job itemizing reads.
A number of the tasks talked about on LinkedIn for this submit embody overseeing coordination with legislation enforcement businesses 24/7 and work with inside groups to reply to authorized requests. To make sure that requests from legislation enforcement are “reviewed and dealt with pursuant to relevant legislation and WhatsApp’s insurance policies.” One other accountability is to offer common suggestions to inside groups concerning legislation enforcement operations within the nation.