Twitter CEO, top officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel

Varta Mitra News

Twitter CEO and few other senior officials have refused to present before Parliamentary panel, which had issued summons to them asking to be present before them on Monday. They had been summoned over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media.

Reforts said that they cited the reason for their inability was “short notice”. The committee, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, had issued a summon to Twitter on February 1. Reports also say that the panel was supposed to meet on February 7 but it postponed the meeting to February 11 to allow the Twitter team time.

The February 1 letter said, “It may be noted that the Head of the Organisation has to appear before the Committee”. It said that “He/She may be accompanied by another representative.”

On February 7, the panel got a note from the Twitter global lead for legal, policy, trust and safety, Vijay Gadde, saying, “No one who engages publicly for Twitter India makes enforcement decisions with respect to our rules for content or accounts in India.”

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