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Posted at: Feb 12, 2019, 6:57 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2019, 6:57 AM (IST)

House panel summons Twitter head on Feb 25

House panel summons Twitter head on Feb 25
Jack Dorsey

New Delhi, February 11

The parliamentary panel on Information Technology has summoned Twitter head Jack Dorsey to appear before it on February 25 and refused to meet “junior officials” of the microblogging site during its meeting on Monday.

After the meeting on ‘Safeguarding citizens rights on social/ online news media platforms’ here, the committee's chairman and ruling BJP MP Anurag Thakur said the Twitter head and senior officials have been "summoned" to appear before it on February 25.

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 LS polls, 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. — PTI

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