Committee members took a serious note about the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey not appearing before it on Monday. While representatives from Twitter's India office reached the meeting venue here, they were not called in for deliberations by the panel, according to sources.
The panel decided to call Twitter officials against the backdrop of growing concerns about safeguarding citizens' data privacy and possibility that social media could be used to interfere in elections.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the government has been warning social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to influence the country's electoral process through undesirable means.
There was no immediate comment from Twitter.
Senior officials from the IT ministry were present at the meeting here on Monday.
Earlier scheduled for February 7, the meeting was postponed to Monday to give more time to Twitter CEO and other senior officials to make themselves available, sources said last week.
On Monday, sources said the panel would be meeting next on February 26. The heads of social media platforms like Facebook might also be asked to appear before it on February 26 but a final call is yet to be taken, they added.
Facing heat over allegations of political bias in the country, Twitter last week said it was committed to remain unbiased and that its product as well as policies are never based on political ideology.
Over the last few months, Facebook, Twitter and Google have promised to infuse more transparency into political advertisements on their platform, and have since announced a slew of measures as part of election integrity efforts.
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