Parliamentary committee warns Twitter of action for refusing to appear for hearing, gives 15-day deadline 

Team Suno Neta Monday 11th of February 2019 12:47 PM
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Jack Dorsey.

New Delhi: The parliamentary committee on IT, headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur, on Saturday, warned Twitter that the panel has taken very serious note of the company’s refusal to send its senior executives to India and will take appropriate action against the social-media giant. It has now given the company 15 days to send its top officials to India. 

Earlier, the had panel asked senior executives of Twitter to appear for the hearing on February 11.

BJP spokewoman Meenakshi Lekhi has also informed Twitter about the repercussions of disrespecting Parliament. She said, “There are repercussions because in any democratic country, institutions need to be respected by the world powers.”

“If there is any violation of any sort, then there are repercussions to those violations ... The institutions need to be respected,” she added further.

Earlier, the committee, headed by Anurag Thakur has asked the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, and senior officials to appear before the committee on February 11 to discuss how the company’s officials are being protected on the interests of the people on social media. However, Twitter has refused to appear before the committee citing short notice of the hearing as a reason.




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