New Delhi: A parliamentary committee has sought a response from this micro-blogging unit in the matter of temporary closure of Twitter accounts of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. is. Sources gave this information on Tuesday.
The Standing Committee on Information Technology Affairs has sent a letter to Twitter seeking its reply within two days. Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is the head of this committee.
Sources said that Tharoor had directed the committee to seek a response from Twitter on banning Prasad and his account.
Actually, Prasad had informed about the temporary closure of his account by tweeting a few days ago.
He said, ‘‘friends! Something very unique happened today. Twitter blocked access to my account for about an hour based on an alleged violation of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and later allowed me to use the account.’’
Retweeting this tweet of Prasad, the head of the Standing Committee on Information Technology Affairs, Tharoor had said, ‘‘Ravi ji, the same thing happened to me. Clearly the DMCA is being hyperactive.’’
According to the Congress MP, Twitter deleted one of his tweets because it led to the once famous vocal group ‘Boney M’. Songs of ‘Rasputin’ There was a copyright issue related to. Tharoor said that his account was restarted after a thorough process. He had said that clarification would be sought from Twitter regarding this matter.