New Delhi: Facebook India officials on Tuesday presented their stand before the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology on the issue of misuse of social media platforms. The committee had summoned the officials of Facebook and Google. Please tell that senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is the chairman of this committee.
Facebook’s Director of Public Policy in India Shivnath Thukral and General Counsel Namrata Singh made their point before the committee. The agenda of the Parliamentary Committee meeting was to protect the rights of citizens and prevent misuse of social media/online news media platforms.
Earlier Facebook representatives informed the parliamentary committee that their company policy does not allow their executives to attend meetings with physical presence due to COVID protocols.
Before the representatives of Facebook and Google were called, Twitter executives made their point before the committee. In the last meeting, several members of the committee clearly told Twitter that the law of the land is supreme, not its policies.