Government vs Twitter: Company officials appear before parliamentary committee, record statement

Posted on 18th Jun 2021 06:25 pm by rohit kumar

The tension between Twitter and the government is increasing. The parliamentary committee had issued summons to Twitter officials to appear before it at 4 pm today. In this sequence, representatives of Twitter India appeared before the Parliamentary Committee and recorded a statement on the issue of misuse of social media platforms, protecting the rights of citizens. More information is still awaited about what the company has said in its statement.



Let us tell you that on Thursday, the central government took away legal protection from the Twitter company for not following the IT rules. It is to be known that the Standing Committee constituted on IT will question and answer questions regarding the misuse of social media platforms during this period. Along with this, it will also ask for more information to avoid misuse of social media. Explain that the committee led by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had summoned many big social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, regarding the delay in implementing the new IT Act.



Notice to MD of Twitter India for cutting beard

On the other hand, the police have sent a notice to Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari regarding the trend of provocative videos in the beard-cutting incident of elderly Tantrik Abdul Samad in Loni, asking him to record his statement at Loni Border Police Station within seven days. Will happen. The notice has been issued by the investigating officer. It has been sent to the office address in Mumbai.


A notice to Twitter's headquarters too

The police have also sent a notice to the headquarters of Twitter regarding the trend of inflammatory videos. The police have sought information about the accused named in the case of spreading religious hysteria. Along with this, it has also been asked to provide a list of people who retweeted the objectionable tweet.


Twitter's intermediate status ends

According to the notice of the Parliamentary Committee, the agenda of the meeting to be held on June 18 is to listen to Twitter officials regarding the rights of the people. During this, apart from the misuse of platforms, the safety of women in the digital sector will also be discussed. The Center has recently abolished the intermediate status of Twitter. Along with this, the company has also been brought within the limits of Indian laws.


Controversy continues between the government and the company

In fact, during the farmers' movement in 2021, the government had ordered the closure of many accounts, but Twitter refused to obey the government's order, citing freedom of speech. After which the government asked Twitter to implement the new rules, but here also the company sought three months, citing many flaws in implementing the new rules of the government. However, even after the expiry of three months, the order was not complied with by the company. Apart from this, in February, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey liked the tweets supporting the farmers' movement. The government had raised questions on the fairness of this platform.

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