Parliamentary Standing Committee summoned to Twitter, asked to appear on June 18

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Twitter has been summoned on the issue of protection of civil rights, prevention of misuse of social media/online news media platforms and safety of women on online platforms.

New Delhi. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has sent a summon to the micro-blogging site Twitter. Twitter officials have been summoned and asked to appear before the committee on June 18.

Twitter has been summoned on the issue of protection of civil rights, prevention of misuse of social media/online news media platforms and safety of women on online platforms.

Twitter told the government – every effort is being made to follow the guidelinesLet us tell you that recently Twitter had given its clarification regarding the Intermediary Guidelines issued by the Ministry of IT. Twitter had said that it has remained fully committed to India and is also facilitating public discussion in this regard on its platform. Twitter had said that we have assured the Government of India that Twitter is making every effort to follow the new guidelines.

The ministry has sought this information from social media platforms

Significantly, according to the Ministry of IT, major social media platforms provide services in India through their parent company or any other subsidiary. Some of these come under the definition of Important Social Media Intermediaries (SSMIs) under the IT Act and new rules. In such a situation, to ensure compliance with these rules, social media platforms should provide the physical address of the platform in India along with details of three key personnel in addition to details such as app name, website and services. It has been said in the letter that if you are not considered as SSMI, then the reason for this including the number of users registered on each service should be given.




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