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Twitter Summoned by India Parliamentary Panel on Information Technology

Twitter representatives have been invited to appear before an India parliamentary panel for allegedly been biased against right-wing content and pro-ruling party.

The announcement was published on Twitter by the head of parliamentary committee on Information Technology, Anurag Thakur as well as a member of Prime Minister Narendra  Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP spokesman who recently furnished a protest relating to the very issue, accusing Twitter of blocking right-wing and pro-BJP accounts.

A committee member, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, from BJP, said that the move was in response to complaints of a “partisan approach’’ and “ideological bias’’ by those managing the contents on Twitter.

Twitter officials will appear before the panel on 11th February, to discuss about “safeguarding citizens’ rights on social/online news media platforms.’’

The panel would equally examine a wild range of issues of which include the problem of fake news ahead of the Indian’s general elections which was scheduled to hold by May.

As much as seven million tweets were generated during the elections in five Indian states this winter, statistics from the micro-blogging site.


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