The Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information and Technology had summoned Twitter officials to appear before the committee today, June 18. In this sequence, today the officials of Twitter appeared before the committee and recorded their statement on the steps taken to prevent misuse of social media. According to the report of a leading news agency, the committee has also reprimanded Twitter.
According to the report, sources said that members of the parliamentary panel asked tough questions while summoning Twitter officials but the answers of the officials were unclear. Let us tell you that a parliamentary committee headed by Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor had summoned Twitter on the issue related to misuse of social media and protecting the rights of citizens.
The Indian government has recently withdrawn the basis of legal protection in India from Twitter. This strict step has been taken against Twitter for not complying with the new IT rules that came into effect from 26 May 2021. Earlier, while issuing a notice to Twitter, the Government of India had also given a final warning that the company should follow the new guidelines as soon as possible, otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against it.