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Twitter to appoint nodal officer to work with EC ahead of 2019 elections

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has asked top bosses at Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram to appear before it on March 6


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Neha Alawadhi New Delhi
The parliamentary committee on information technology (IT) on Monday allowed the global public policy head of Twitter to appear on behalf of CEO Jack Dorsey, and has given the microblogging platform 10 days to respond to issues raised by the panel. 

Twitter has agreed to appoint a nodal officer to work closely with the Election Commission ahead of the general elections after the panel asked the messaging platform to address issues such as political bias and foreign influence on a real-time basis.

Twitter CEO Dorsey, in a letter, thanked the panel for inviting him to present his views on the subject, and

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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 8:49 PM IST

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