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Twitter CEO, top officials not to attend parliamentary panel meet

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Top officials, including its Jack Dorsey, have declined to appear before a parliamentary committee that had summoned them next week over the issue of safeguarding citizens' rights on platforms citing "short notice" period.

Sources said has written a letter conveying their inability to appear before the committee because of the short notice. The officials have been asked to appear before the panel on February 11 for alleged bias against "nationalist" accounts.

Twitter's letter has not gone down well with the panel members in what is perceived as "lack of seriousness".

The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, headed by Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur, had issued summons to Twitter through a letter sent on February 1. It had said that the of the organisation has to appear before the panel and may be accompanied by another

The parliamentary panel, which has 31 members, had also summoned representatives from Ministry of Electronics and and sources said its meeting will go ahead as scheduled.

Twitter had said on Friday that it was proactively working with political parties to verify candidates, elected officials and relevant party officials whose accounts will be active in public conversation.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 16:48 IST
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