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Facebook, Twitter Executives Summoned By Panel Over Social Media Misuse

Facebook and Twitter officers have been summoned for a meet on January 21 (Representational)

New Delhi:

A parliamentary committee has summoned officers of Facebook and Twitter to debate the difficulty of safeguarding residents’ rights, stopping misuse of social information media platforms and ladies safety within the digital area. The meet shall be held on January 21.

The summons from the Standing Committee on Information Technology got here amid an enormous row over knowledge privateness.

The official agenda of the assembly circulated to the member MPs learn: “Evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and to listen to the views of the representatives of Facebook and Twitter on the topic ‘Safeguarding residents’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/on-line information media platforms together with particular emphasis on ladies safety within the digital area’.

WhatsApp has introduced that it’s going to push again its new privateness coverage from February eight to May 15, after dealing with backlash from customers. Millions have already switched to alternate options like Telegram and Signal.


In October, officers of each social media platforms have been referred to as earlier than a joint parliamentary committee concerning knowledge safety and privateness points.

The committee, which was wanting into the Personal Data Protection Bill following considerations expressed by the Congress, had referred to as all stakeholders to get an outline.

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