New Delhi: After Twitter, the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information and Technology has now directed Facebook and Google to follow the new IT rule. Both these internet media platforms were also asked to fully comply with the law of the land. The committee also directed both these platforms to take full care of the privacy of the data and the security of the users.
Recently, Twitter was also directed by the committee to follow the new IT rule. Facebook and Google were summoned by the committee to prevent misuse of Internet media news and protect the rights of citizens.
Youtube and other internet media will be presented next week
The committee, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, has summoned YouTube and other internet media next week.
Tharoor seeks reply from Twitter in two days
According to sources, Tharoor has sought a reply from Twitter on the matter of IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the temporary closure of his Twitter account. According to sources, Twitter has been asked to respond in two days.
According to sources, the committee told representatives of Google and Facebook that their current data protection policy has several loopholes and needs to be addressed. The committee asked these internet media platforms to follow the government’s order and the court’s decision along with the new IT rule. On behalf of Facebook India, the company’s public policy director Shivnath Thukral and his associate general council Namrata Singh appeared before the committee, while Google’s country head (government affairs) Aman Jain and law department director Geetanjali Duggal appeared before the committee. In wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Facebook had requested the parliamentary committee to appear virtually, but the committee did not allow it to do so.