Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not face Indian Parliamentary panel

Twitter says its CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before the Indian Parliamentary panel. All you need to know about the refusal.


Twitter is one of the popular social media platforms across the globe, recently the CEO of Twitter was asked to appear before the Parliamentary panel on IT on February 25. But it has been reported that the social media giant is not doing the same and sending its Head of Public Policy Colin Crowell instead of Dorsey. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary panel has clearly mentioned their refusal to meet any junior official of the social media website.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not face Indian Parliamentary panel


The reason behind the meeting was very strong, the CEO of Twitter was called to talk about the safeguarding the citizens' data privacy which is available online. The panel is concerned about the use of Twitter to interfere with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which is expected to help between April and May.

During the United States presidential election Facebook and other social media platforms were used to influence the electoral process. This time the Indian government is very much strict to avoid such unfair use of social media during the elections. The government is warning all the social media platforms likes Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and more for taking strong action if any attempt was made to influence the electoral process through any mean.

According to New18, the committee will not meet any junior authorities from Twitter's India office who were available at the meeting. The board passed a consistent goal that the microblogging website's CEO should make himself accessible to demonstrate the organization's reality in protecting privileges of Indian residents on the web.

On Thursday, Twitter said that it is going to create an internal, cross-functional group which will be responsible to lead "electoral integrity work" in India. This group will particularly keep an eye on all the activities happening before and through the elections.


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