Koo meets new intermediary guidelines ahead of May 25 deadline

Homegrown microblogging platform Koo said Saturday it met the standards set out in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s latest IT (Intermediary Guidelines) Regulations 2021 before 25 Could (MeitY).

The Ministère requested the Social Networking site to comply with the Rules for Information Technology, as set out in 2021.

Koo said it has almost 6 million downloads, making it a huge intermediary for social media.

Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder, and CEO of Koo said: “The compliance with the latest Social Media Guidelines, released by the Indian Government, in due course, demonstrates why it is critical that Indian social media players flourish in India.

Koo said she has now introduced an Indian citizen Chief Compliance Officer, a Nodal Officer, and a Complaints Officer-supported duty vigilance and resolution mechanism.

“Since we had three months to meet with the revised rules, our applicants interviewed us and seasoned team members were eventually found. They already know the structures that we have in place and are the right people to expand on them, “Told Koo co-founder Mayank Bidawatka.

On February 25 MeitY revealed its draught new rules for social networking sites on IT (intermediary guidelines).

According to the new regulations, within 36 hours of a government directive or legal system, the social networking sites shall delete offending contents.

The new rules require intermediaries to provide a dispute remediation process for accepting/settling users’ or victims’ allegations, including social media intermediaries.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti


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