Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, which is headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Anurag Thakur summoned Twitter India officials over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms.
The panel has also asked the representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to appear before it during its meeting scheduled for February 11.
Taking the summon to the Twitter, Anurag Thakur, who is the chairman of the panel, announced that agenda of the meeting, which will take place in the Parliament House Annexe building at 3 PM is “to hear the views of the representatives of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Twitter on the subject ‘Safeguarding citizens’ rights on social/online news media platforms’ (sic).”
The Parliamentary Commitee on Information Technology will examine the issue:
SAFEGUARDING CITIZENS RIGHTS ON SOCIAL/ONLINE NEWS MEDIA PLATFORMS
MEITY & TWITTER will present their views.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) February 5, 2019
He also encouraged people to tweet or email their views to the panel’s email id: [email protected]
The social media giant has been summoned days after the members of Youth for Social Media Democracy protested outside its office alleging that Twitter has acquired an “anti-right-wing attitude” and has been blocking their accounts.