Twitter’s Public Coverage Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, resigned from her submit in January to deal with her private life, a senior official of the corporate has knowledgeable. She is going to proceed in her position until March finish, the official added.
“At the beginning of this yr, Mahima Kaul determined to step down from her position as Twitter Public Coverage Director for India and South Asia to take a well-deserved break. It is a loss for all of us at Twitter, however after greater than 5 years within the position we respect her need to deal with a very powerful folks and relationships in her private life. Mahima will proceed in her position until the top of March and can help the transition,” Monique Meche, Vice President, Twitter Public Coverage, mentioned in an announcement.
India is the third largest marketplace for the micro-blogging firm on the planet after the US and Japan. The platform has tens of millions of customers within the nation together with main actors, sports activities personalities, authorities officers and prime politicians.
The centre final week despatched a strongly worded letter to the corporate for “unilaterally” unblocking round 250 accounts that had been tweeting with an objectionable hashtag over the continuing farmers’ agitation. The Twitter handles had been tweeting or retweeting “faux, intimidatory and provocative tweets”, in keeping with the federal government.
The centre, in its letter, mentioned the corporate had declined to “abide or obey the order issued by the Authorities of India”.
The social media firm “can’t assume the position of (a) court docket and justify non-compliance,” the centre additional mentioned, including, “Twitter being an middleman is obliged to obey the instructions as per satisfaction of authorities as to which inflammatory content material will arouse ardour and influence public order. Twitter can’t sit as an appellate authority over the satisfaction of the authorities about its potential influence on derailing public order”.