Twitter, IT Ministry To Brief Lawmakers Today Over Safety, Rights
Twitter India representatives and officers of the Information Technology Ministry officers been known as earlier than a parliamentary panel right now to look at the problem of safeguarding residents’ rights and stopping misuse of on-line information media platforms.
The parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will hear their views on the topic, with particular emphasis on girls’s safety within the digital house.
Top officers of Twitter are being known as at a time when the federal government has clashed with the American social media big over a variety of points together with its stand on the brand new IT guidelines.
Twitter additionally faces, together with inciting communal hate, over posts on an assault on a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on June 5. On Wednesday, Twitter, a number of journalists and Congress leaders have been named in an FIR in Ghaziabad over “provoking communal sentiments” with posts sharing the aged man’s allegations.
Government sources stated “has lost the legal shield” because it didn’t adjust to the brand new IT guidelines. Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated Twitter was given “multiple opportunities to comply” nevertheless it selected the trail of “deliberate defiance”.
Uttar Pradesh Police has now despatched a authorized discover to Twitter’s India head for “provoking communal unrest” and has requested him to report back to a police station close to the Delhi border and file his assertion inside seven days, information company ANI reported.
Last month, Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director of Twitter in India, was questioned by Delhi Police final in a case involving an alleged “Congress toolkit”, sources stated.