The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned the officials of Facebook and Twitter on 21 January in order to stop the misuse of social media. According to the information received, the committee has summoned the officials of Facebook and Twitter to discuss the issue of safety of women in the social news media platform and digital space, taking care of the interests of the citizens. The officers of both companies will have to appear before the committee on 21 January.
The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has sent this summon at a time when there is a lot of uproar over data privacy. The official agenda for the meeting told MPs “Evidence for representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the subject of ‘safe citizens’ rights and redress of online social news media platforms with special emphasis on women’s safety in the digital space’ To hear the views of Facebook and Twitter representatives. “
Both social media platforms appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee in October on matters of data protection and privacy.