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Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials over citizens’ rights protection

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram to appear before it early next month and discuss how to safeguard citizens’ rights on social media. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Social media in the world’s largest democracy have become a hotbed for circulation of fake political news and tech firms face intense scrutiny ahead of…

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India parliament panel says to summon Twitter chief on February 25

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Indian parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter Inc’s chief executive to appear before it later this month, after he did not attend a hearing on Monday to discuss citizens’ rights on social media. FILE PHOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Twitter’s algorithms and content monitoring on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo The parliamentary committee on information technology (IT) has decided to summon Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Feb. 25, panel chairman…

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MPs summon ex-Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Nix gave evidence to MPs last month MPs looking into fake news have issued a formal summons to both ex-Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix and Dominic Cummings, former campaign director of Vote Leave. They will appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, They had each said that they could not appear while investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Electoral Commission were ongoing. But both bodies confirmed appearing would not hinder their inquiries. Serious inconsistencies The MPs are looking at how…

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