Earlier on June 18, the Committee had called Twitter to appear before the panel to give representation on how to prevent misuse of social media and online news.
Twitter and the Centre have been at loggerheads over several issues for the last few months. Just yesterday, Twitter’s interim resident grievance officer for India, Dharmendra Chatur stepped down days after he was appointed as per the new IT guidelines.
Twitter is already under pressure to comply with the new norms and has faced severe criticism from the government along with warnings of legal proceedings.
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What is IT summons?
A summons provides legal notice to a party about a lawsuit. It is the first official notice that a defendant receives to notify him or her that he or she is being sued. In some instances, the summons may specify a specific court date, but in others, it does not.
Parliamentary panel on IT summons Google, Facebook on June 29:
After a battle with Twitter India over the implementation of the new IT rules and temporary dismissal of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account, Now the parliamentary panel of Information and Technology has now summoned the representatives of Facebook India and Google India on June 29 to hear their views on safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social online news media platforms.
Parliament Standing Committee on Information Technology is scheduled to hold a meeting on June 29 to hear the views of Facebook India and Google India on safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social online news media platforms.
The Committee has called the representatives of the two IT giants to register their views on the matter.
On June 20, India’s permanent mission at the United Nations had clarified that India’s new IT rules are “designed to empower ordinary users of social media” and that they were finalised after the government held broad consultations with civil society and other stakeholders in 2018.
The Central government has framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘new IT Rules’) and notified the same on February 25, 2021. The Rules have come into effect from May 26, 2021.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology has summoned Facebook India and Google India to appear before it on June 29. The committee is set to hear the views of the companies about safeguarding the rights of the citizens and prevention of misuse of social or online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space, reports said. This comes days after representatives of Twitter appeared before the panel to discuss India’s new IT rules and how to stop the misuse of the platform.
Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday said it will publish an interim report on July 2 as mandated by the IT rules, and provide information on the number of content it removed proactively between May 15-June 15. The final report will be published on July 15, containing details of user complaints received and action taken. The new IT rules – which came into force from May 26 – mandate large social media companies to publish periodic compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.