Twitter receives summons from the Parliamentary Committee:- There has been an ongoing tussle between the Centre and the social media platforms. The Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology issued summons for Twitter. The social media giant has been asked to attend before the panel located in the Parliament Complex on June 18th at 4 PM. The Parliamentary Committee wants Twitter to give a representation about how to prevent the misuse of social media and online news. "To hear the views of representatives of Twitter followed by evidence of representatives Electronics Technology 'Safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space" told Parliamentary Panel in a statement.
The Centre recently gave the final notices to Twitter for compliance with the new IT rules. Twitter did not provide adequate clarifications despite of the repeated letters. Rakesh Maheshwari, Group Coordinator for Cyberlaw at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) penned a letter to Twitter about the same. Twitter assured to comply with the new rules after a series of letters. A panel will listen to the version of Twitter and they will find out the reason behind stopping Twitter to agree to the new IT rules. The Parliamentary Committee summoned Twitter several times in the recent times. When other social media giants like Facebook responded and agreed to the new laws, Twitter is hesitant.