Parliamentary panel on IT summons Facebook on September 2

New Delhi, August 20

The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology has summoned Facebook on September 2 to debate the problem of alleged misuse of social media platforms within the wake of claims that the US agency didn’t apply hate speech guidelines to sure BJP politicians.

A day earlier than, the panel additionally mentioned the problem of web shutdowns.

Besides representatives of Facebook, the committee has additionally requested representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to stay current on September 2 to debate with regards to “safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space”.

The notification got here on a day when senior member of the committee and BJP chief Nishikant Dubey wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla looking for removing of Shashi Tharoor because the panel’s chairman, alleging that the Congress chief was utilizing the platform for a political agenda.

For the September 1 assembly, representatives of ministries of communications and residential affairs have been known as, as additionally these from Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi governments, in accordance with the agenda notifications issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Representatives of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, News Broadcasters Association, Press Council of India and Prasar Bharati have been invited for the dialogue on ‘Ethical Standards in Media Coverage. PTI

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