12. February 2019 09:53:26 IST
New Delhi / Mumbai: An Indian parliamentary body calls the board of Twitter Inc before appearing later this month after failing to attend a hearing on the Monday to discuss civil rights in social media.
The IT Information Committee has decided to summon Twitter chief Jack Dorsey on February 25, chairman of the committee, Anurag Thakur, told reporters after his meeting. [1
officials of the Indian Technology Ministry and Twitter had been invited to the meeting to discuss the protection of citizens' rights to social media and online To discuss news platforms.
Twitter declined to comment.
The thrust comes as social media companies are scrutinized before the elections, which are due to be held in May, in which Prime Minister Narendra is pending. Several companies are revising policies to contain the misinformation before the vote.
The Youth for Social Media Democracy (YSMD), a collective with far-right leanings, accused Twitter of left-wing prejudice and protested outside the New Delhi office earlier this month.
"Nothing is being done against left-leaning accounts that regularly publish insulting, abusive, violent, threatening and deadly tweets, even if they violate the Twitter rules," the YSMD said in a document issued on May 31. January before the Thakur committee.
Twitter said last week that it "does not review, prioritize or enforce its policies based on political ideology," adding that all accounts and tweets are treated impartially.
India, one of the largest Internet markets in the world, hit US companies hard over the past year – from mandated companies such as MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc., to the local storage of payment data for Indian citizens, to the adaptation of e-comme rce standards for Amazon and Walmart, as well as the development of stricter rules for the regulation of social media content.
Facebook has stepped up its fact-checking program and tightened policy guidelines. His WhatsApp messenger has run roadshows and media campaigns and has optimized features to control forged messages.
Google held more than 130 workshops from Google Inc. Inc. through the end of December in India to train journalists to review news.