tech2 News Staff 06. December 2019 11:23:44 IST
After the Parliamentary Women's Committee called Facebook and Twitter for concerns about "online security of women and children", Wednesday finally met with Twitter representatives , She urged representatives to take action to help women feel safer on the platform.
How reported by ET Tech the committee proposed to accelerate the verification process on Twitter so that only real people with accounts can be active in this case, verification means the process of having an account via the e-mail. E-mail address or mobile number is validated to curb the creation of multiple fake accounts, ensuring that platform anonymity is reduced, thereby reducing the number of abusive content currently on the platform reduced in steps.
The parliamentary committees, which act as a "mini-parliament", report to the lower house or the speaker and play an important role in making recommendations and policies. Twitter officials had been asked on Wednesday (4 December), and Facebook had been called on Thursday (5 December).
The panel was headed by BJP MP Heena Gavit with 20 other members. One suggestion was to limit the access of new users to the platform to over 15 years. The panel suggested removing contextual words that would normally be used to abuse women once they are published. There was also concern about the spread of counterfeit messages, which are usually organized measures that deliberately harass women. Twitter said it works with experts and is open to suggestions for improving the platform.
The panel met with representatives from Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp yesterday (5 December) to discuss the same topics on the platforms. We will report on the developments of the meeting as soon as we have all the details.
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