On the information technology, the Standing Committee of Parliament has summoned officials of other social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, after Twitter. They were asked to appear in front of the committee on March 6.
For the last presidential elections in America, international efforts like intervention through social media should not be repeated even during the Lok Sabha elections, a permanent committee of Parliament has summoned officials of social media platforms. On the information technology, the Standing Committee of Parliament has summoned officials of other social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, after Twitter. They have been asked to hold their side in front of the committee on March 6. Prior to this, the committee asked Twitter to cooperate with the Election Commission before the Lok Sabha elections.
BJP MP Anurag Thakur, chairman of the Standing Committee on IT, told on Monday that the committee had a three-and-a-half-hour long meeting with Global Vice President (Public Policy) Colin Crowell and other officials of the Micro-Blogging Platform. Thakur said that Twitter officials have been asked to keep ‘more contact’ with the Election Commission and resolve the issues on ‘real-time’ basis. Twitter officials have been told that there should be no ‘international interference’ in the Lok Sabha elections.
Parliamentary committee has asked Facebook, Whatsapp Apache officials after Twitter
Sources said that Twitter has been very clearly told that it should ensure that there is no foreign influence in the forthcoming elections. Let us know that during the Presidential election, serious questions were raised about the role of social media. In the US, investigations are still on in the matter of international attempts to influence the elections through Russia’s intervention and social media in elections.
Anurag Thakur told that the Twitter officials answered most questions and would answer the remaining questions in writing within 10 days. On the issue of ‘protecting the rights of citizens on social / online news media platforms’, the panel hearing on behalf of Twitter officials has also summoned the public policy chiefs of Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.
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