Not Virtually, but Physically, the Parliamentary Committee told to Facebook
Not virtually, must be present physically. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology, headed by MP Shashi Tarur, gave such instructions to Facebook officials. The committee is examining Facebook’s policies to protect the rights of netizens and prevent abuse of the platform. Facebook representatives declined to physically appear before the committee, citing the company’s cowardly policy. The parliamentary committee rejected the request for a virtual presence of Facebook.
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Shagufta Kamman, Twitter’s policy-making manager in the country, and Ayushi Kapoor, a legal adviser, appeared before its members on Friday after receiving a summons from the committee. The committee reprimanded them for not fully implementing the new rules brought for the net media. The committee will also call Google, YouTube and other big companies this time. On Friday, the committee told Twitter to abide by the country’s laws. The committee asked why Facebook has not yet appointed a full-time chief prosecuting officer in India under the new IT rules. Twitter officials could not be reached for comment.
A Twitter spokesman later said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to express our views to the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Twitter is ready to work with the committee on various important issues. Twitter is also ready to defend the rights of its citizens online based on our principles of transparency, freedom of speech and the right to privacy. ”
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Incidentally, Twitter lost legal protection in the country on Wednesday for allegedly fueling communal unrest. This microblogging website in America is the first organization from which the central government has removed this shield. As a result, they will be responsible for all tweets posted on Twitter.