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India blasts Twitter for failing to comply with social media rules

IT minister tweets that platform chose to take path of 'deliberate defiance'

Twitter says it has made two of three required appointments and that the final one is in the works, but government officials say none of the appointments will be considered.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Twitter has failed to comply with new information technology rules that India put into effect in late May, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday, slamming the platform for "deliberately" choosing a path of defiance.

The rules, announced in February, require additional due diligence by large social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter; they also require the appointments of a chief compliance officer, "nodal contact person" and resident grievance officer.

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