During the hearing, the advocate appearing for the microblogging platform explained why its interim grievance officer had resigned. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday gave Twitter two days' time to confirm when it will comply with the provisions of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. "Keeping in view the fact that the matter is being adjourned, it is expected that before the next date, the lead senior counsel for respondent no. 2 will be ready with instructions as to the stand of the respondents, as to complying with all other aspects of the IT Rules," a single judge bench of Justice Rekha Palli said. The court was hearing a petition urging it to direct Twitter to comply with the IT Rules, which requires, among others, appointing a resident grievance officer. In its affidavit in the case, the government said that it didn't believe Twitter enjoyed intermediary liability protections under the Rules any longer. Twitter can't take as long as it wants: During oral arguments, Justice Palli observed, "If Twitter thinks they can take as long as they want to take in our country, I will not permit that." She added that the company should have appointed someone in the two-week period between the resignation of Dharmendra Chatur, a lawyer who briefly served as the interim resident grievance officer for Twitter, and the hearing. The justice also rapped the company's advocate, Sajan Poovayya, for not making it clear that Chatur's appointment was interim. Poovayya responded that…
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