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Lesson for India as Twitter refuses to attend parliamentary panel hearing

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Feb 11, 2019 5:59 AM 2+ mon ago

Lesson for India as Twitter refuses to attend parliamentary panel hearing

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BENGALURU: Social media users in India erupted with nationalistic rage after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defied a rare government summon to attend a parliamentary hearing on safeguarding citizen rights on such platforms, even as some legal experts termed the entire brouhaha as a "political stunt."

The panel had summoned representatives of Twitter and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to be present before it on Monday at 3 pm to examine the issue of "safeguarding citizens' rights on social media/online news platforms". Twitter said it wouldn't be able to get Dorsey, who was recently in India, to the country on time.

Legal experts termed the whole exercise as pointless. "I think this is strange and there is ...

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