Microblogging site Koo has become the first social media platform to publish a compliance report as per the new IT rules introduced by the central government. Koo has published the compliance report for the month of June in accordance with Rule 4(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
Going forward, the compliance report will be published and available on the first day of each month and, where appropriate, will include additional insights. The report for June 2021 shows that out of 5,502 koos reported by the community, 22.7 per cent (1,253) were removed, while ‘other action’ was taken against the rest 4,249. Similarly, Koo took steps to proactively moderate 54,235 koos, of which 2.2 per cent (1,996) were removed while ‘other action’ was taken against the rest 52,239. ‘Other action’ includes overlay, blur, ignore, warn, etc., against koos that do not comply with the Centre’s guidelines. Incidentally, Koo was also the first social media platform in India to comply with the new IT laws which required significant social media platforms to appoint a Chief Grievance Officer, Chief Nodal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.
The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, were notified on February 26 and came into effect on May 26 this year.