On Thursday, India issued new regulations on several social media platforms just weeks after India’s government standoff with Twitter.
These new regulations now require social media companies to create 3 specific roles within the company:
- Compliance Officer – in charge of ensuring that the company follows all local laws/regulations
- Grievance Officer – in charge of addressing concerns and complaints from platform users
- Contact Person – personal who must be available to Indian law enforcement 24/7
India is also requiring that certain social platforms remove certain types of content that features “full or partial nudity,” a “sexual act” or “impersonation including morphed images.”
Large social networks will be required to comply with these new policies within three months, while smaller companies will be expected to comply immediately. Social networks “size” will be determined by the number of users on the platform.