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Twitter has now been summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned representatives of Twitter to appear before it on June 18,2021 in Parliament complex. The panel has also called officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to present their version on the ongoing controversies.
According to the agenda finalised, the panel will “hear the views of representatives of Twitter followed by evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and IT on the subject safeguarding citizens rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms, including special emphasis on women security in digital space”.
“This will be a continuation of discussions with the social media groups. The panel will discuss the IT regulation rules and some of the recent developments, including the manipulated media controversy, the Twitter’s India officials being questioned by Delhi Police and the intermediary guidelines and their compliance,” said a source in Parliament.
The IT panel, chaired by Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, is calling Twitter officials for seeking the social media firm’s explanation as well as its views on a range of issues.