Parliamentary Committee Summons Facebook, Twitter To Address Misuse Of The Platforms

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New Delhi, January 18, 2021: The Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned Facebook and Twitter officials on 21 January to address and prevent misuse of electronic media. Even before this, Facebook and Twitter have appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee. They were called to inquire about information regarding data protection and privacy.

According to the notice issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the next meeting of the Parliamentary Committee will hear the views of the officials of Facebook and Twitter regarding the protection of civil rights and to prevent misuse of internet media platforms. The committee will meet on 21 January at 4 pm.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is the Chairman of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology.