Twitter CEO & Top Officials Refuse to Appear Before Parliamentary Committee
Twitter CEO and top executives have refused to appear before the parliamentary committee. The committee headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur gave summons to Twitter on February one. The meeting of the parliamentary party was to be held on February 7 but due to the absence of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsi and other officials, is postponed to February 11.
In the letter sent to the Institute on February 1, the CEO of Twitter was clearly asked to appear before the Parliamentary Committee. It was also said that he may have to appear along with other officers. The parliamentary committee received a letter from the Chief of Twitter's Legal Affairs on February 7, which said that the local officer was present, but the committee rejected it. According to the committee, the local official does not have the right to take policy decisions. The top officials have refused to appear in front of the committee at the time when concerns about the data privacy and security of election interference through social media platforms are increasing concerns.
The officials are facing allegations of political discrimination in India. These allegations are put by BJP officials who said that Twitter takes action against right-wing ideas and deliberately blocks people’s accounts, which are connected to the BJP or the right wing.