Facebook executives asked to appear before Parliamentary panel on Sep 2
IANS 21 August 2020
The Parliamentary Panel on IT has summoned representatives of Facebook to appear before the committee on September 2 to discuss the subject of "safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space".
 
Officials of the IT Ministry have also been asked to be present during the meeting, as per an official statement.
 
The development comes amid a full-fledged battle between the BJP and the Congress on the issue of Facebook and a BJP committee member demanding removal of panel Chairman, Congress' Shashi Tharoor, from the post.
 
After privilege notices from both sides, BJP's Nishikant Dubey on Thursday sought the removal of Tharoor as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.
 
In a letter to Speaker Om Birla, he requested him "to invoke Rule 283 with provisions in rules of procedures for removing Shashi Tharoor as Chairman of the IT panel".
 
He alleged that Tharoor had showed "disdain" in summoning Facebook and sending notice on breach of privilege against him. "He (Tharoor) is not a new architect in creating unnecessary controversies to grind his political ambitions and at the same time, targeting my party, even by misusing the parliamentary institutions," he said in the letter.
 
Tharoor gave notice for breach of privilege against Dubey for his alleged "disparaging" remarks, and Dubey hit back with a privilege notice against him as well as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
 
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shaikhfahim94
1 year ago
Whatever people doing it i know illegal things are happening but these commuters has their families and risponsibilities .......... People cannot travel by buses and bus takes so much time for travelling ....we are poor people dying in home due to increasing our credits day to day and goverment will not come to run houses .......... We are jobless now ... Day to days are extending lockdwon but there is not support for us ..... A poor man take steps for his family not for himself ..... A man who ever he is doing good and its not crime .........these goverment staff wanted to travel like king therefore they made complained about them ..... Every body is our own brother and doing it for his family ...... Please i request to run local train
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