The appointment of Shahin Komath was announced on Twitter in an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court. According to the updated IT policies, social media companies should appoint a nodal officer. The IT Intermediate Act provides for the appointment of a local officer to address and hear issues raised by the government. Twitter is a social media network that has been widely criticized for not complying. Eventually, Twitter also put the nodal officer on.
Shahin Komath, a Malayalee from Kochi, has been appointed to the post on Twitter. In an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court, Shaheen Komat was appointed by Twitter. The Nodal Contact Officer is tasked with addressing legal issues raised by government agencies and others, as well as providing explanations and solutions for Twitter.
Shahin Komath is a former nodal officer of Byte Dance, former Tiktok owners. It has also worked on Vodafone. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had questioned Twitter’s delay in appointing a nodal officer. Union IT Minister Rajiv Chandrasekhar also took to Twitter to express his displeasure.