The parliamentary standing committee on information technology has summoned the head of the American microblogging and social networking site to appear before it on 25th of this month. The panel declined to meet the representatives from India who appeared before the panel earlier on February 11th. Later the CEO had indicated his ‘inability to reach out to the parliamentary committee in view of the ‘short notice.’ This comment from Jack drew sharp comments on social media, quoting the company’s attitude as ‘disrespectful.’
Concerned over the issue against growing concerns about safeguarding citizens' data privacy and possibility, the panel has also been taking up the contention of ‘fake’ handles with Twitter India, including one attributed to the Chief Justice of India. Responding to the allegations of bias in politics in the country, Twitter lately said that their policies will remain committed to being unbiased and are never based on political ideology.
Amidst this, Anurag Thakur, the panel's chairman, and BJP parliament member stated that the Twitter's global team was given a deadline of 15 days and made it clear that Government of India will not intervene in the matter until the parliamentary panel reaches a decision.