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Parliamentary Committee summons Twitter CEO with 15-day deadline

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New Delhi, Feb 11: Twitter team including Twitter India representatives arrived at Parliament to appear before Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology on Monday.

Twitter team including Twitter India representatives arrive at Parliament to appear before Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology. Courtesy: ANI news

According to news agency ANI, Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has passed a resolution unanimously that they will not meet any Twitter officials until senior members or CEO of the Twitter Global team depose before the Committee. Twitter has been given 15 days deadline.

Earlier Twitter had refused to appear citing 'short notice' of the hearing. The Committee had called Twitter via a letter on February 1.

Subesquently, the committee headed by Anurag Thakur had hinted that it would initiate breach of privilege action against it and its brass.

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The parliamentary committee meeting was scheduled for February 7, but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO and senior officials more time to make themselves available.

Twitter has faced increasing scrutiny globally over its conduct and India's parliamentary hearing is the fourth one in the world after similar ones in US, Singapore and the European Union.

(With PTI inputs)

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