Twitter CEO and top officials refuse to appear before parliamentary committee

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Tech Desk| Twitter CEO and top officials refused to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology. The Parliamentary Committee had asked the officials of the micro-blogging website to appear on February 11, to protect the rights of citizens on social media forums. Despite giving ten days time about this, Twitter has refused to appear before the committee giving reasons for 'giving notice of hearing in a short time'.

The Parliamentary Committee, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, summoned Twitter on an official letter dated February 1. The meeting of the parliamentary committee was to be held on February 7, but the meeting was postponed till 11 February to give more time to the Twitter CEO and other officials.

In a letter sent to Twitter on February 1, on behalf of the Information Technology-related Parliamentary Committee, the head of the company has clearly been asked to appear before the committee. It has been said in the letter, 'He can come along with other representatives.' Subsequently, on February 7, a parliamentary committee received a letter from Twitter on behalf of Vijaya Gadda, the global head of the Legal, Policy, Trust and Security Department.

In that letter it was said, "Any person working for Twitter India does not make any effective decision regarding the content and accounting rules in India." In the letter of the letter, it has been said that Indian policy makers did not like to send to a junior employee for the representation of the Indian parliamentary committee, especially when they have no right to make decisions.

This development has emerged at a time when concerns about the interference of people in the country through data protection and social media forums are increasing.

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