Twitter asked to appear before India's parliamentary panel on June 18 over misuse concerns
The meeting will be held in
"There is special emphasis on women security in digital space," the schedule of the meeting mentions.
AdvertisementIn the meeting, the Parliament committee will hear the views of representatives of Twitter followed by evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the subject 'Safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social or online news media platforms.
The agenda papers for the sitting will be uploaded at Members' e-portal and also e-mailed at sansad.nic mail of the members. Members are requested to attend the sitting as the issue is very sensitive in the backdrop of misuse of social networking sites.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is the chairperson of the Information Technology committee, which comprises 31 members including 21 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
Taking congnisance of misuse of social networking sites, the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Monday sought a report from Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, and
The apex child rights body has also directed these four social media entities to submit their report within 10 days, and also warned them to take strict action against them if they fail to report about such posts.
In a letter written to these social networking sites, the NCPCR suggested if any person posts any such content, an immediate report should be sent to the commission or law enforcement authorities or state commission with detailed IP address of the user.
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