It further stated that "He/She may be accompanied by another representative," the sources added.
Twitter cited "short notice of the hearing" as their reason despite being given 10 days to travel, they added.
The Committee received a letter on February 7 from Vijaya Gadde, Twitters global lead for Legal, Policy, Trust and Safety stating that "No one who engages publicly for Twitter India makes enforcement decisions with respect to our rules for content or accounts in India."
Deputing a junior employee to represent Twitter at the Parliamentary IT Committee has not gone down well with Indian lawmakers especially since they have no decision making authority as stated in the Twitter letter by Gadde.
"The lack of seriousness and disregard shown by Twitter to India's Parliament is not new. Social Media Tech CEO's have evaded answers and tried to avoid Parliamentary hearings in Singapore and the US Congress previously," a source noted.
This comes at a time when there are growing concerns about safeguarding citizens data privacy and election interference through social media platforms.
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