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House panel again summons Twitter Global CEO, won't hear 'juniors'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (IT) on Monday yet again summoned to appear before it on February 25 over allegations of the site discriminating against "nationalist" posts on its platform.

The parliamentary panel headed by had summoned the to appear before it on Monday, but the sent a team of its officials led by its and South

The panel refused to hear the officials and they were kept waiting outside the meeting room.

"All the members took such disregard for the Committee by very seriously. What was the point in hearing those officials who have no authority?" an informed source told IANS.

"We want to give them (Twitter) another chance. The will be summoned to appear before the panel on February 25," he said.

The panel also discussed widening the scope of its enquiry and may also summon the top brass of other and messaging sites including Facebook, and others, sources said. The panel is mulling to hold a meeting on February 26 too in which it may call other players.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 18:36 IST
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