Indian parliamentary panel summoning Twitter CEO

The panel had taken this very seriously and if Dorsey still failed to appear, Twitter would be seen as breaching parliamentary privilege, Thakur said. NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Indian parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter Inc’s chief executive to appear before it later this month, after he did not attend a hearing on Monday to discuss citizens’ rights on social media. The parliamentary committee on information technology (IT) has decided to summon Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on February 25, panel chairman Anurag Thakur told reporters after its meeting. The summons comes as social media companies are under scrutiny ahead of elections due before May in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election. Officials of India’s technology ministry and Twitter had been invited to the meeting to discuss safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media and online news platforms.

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