New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): The Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21 as they misused the social/online media platforms.
According to scheduled of meeting, “Evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and to hear the views of the representatives of Facebook and Twitter on the subject ‘Safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space.”
Earlier, the committee had summoned Facebook’s India head Ajit Mohan over the issue of political bias on the social media.
Notably, the allegation headed of a Facebook bias towards the BJP were reported in The Wall street Journal in August 2020and has claimed that Ankhi Das, the platform’s then India Policy Head had opposed the idea of removing hate posts by BJP leaders, warning that this could hamper their ‘commercial interests.’
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