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Where major social media platforms stand on compliance with IT Rules 2021

Major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube did not confirm if they are compliant with the IT Rules 2021 notified on February 25. The deadline to comply with the rules was yesterday (May 25), three months from the date of notification. While Facebook told MediaNama that it was working towards complying with the IT Rules, Google response was not specific (we've published a copy below), and Twitter declined to comment. We're yet to receive a response from Microsoft and ShareChat. Indian micro-blogging platform Koo appears to be the only private platform to have complied with the IT Rules 2020 so far. "As a company which is building an India-first product, user safety and convenience is of utmost importance and we deeply care about it. Complying with the new social media guidelines published by the Government of India within time clearly shows why it's important to have Indian social media players thriving in the country," Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO of Koo said in an email to MediaNama. MyGov.in, a government-run platform, has also appointed a Chief Compliance Officer, Grievance Officer and a Nodal Officer. In search of a compliance officer While we do not know where some of these platforms currently stand with regards to compliance, some of them are looking to hire a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), one of the roles mandated by the new rules. Platforms that are currently searching for a CCO include Google and Facebook. Twitter, on the other hand, has not listed an opening for…

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