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Come with your Arrogant Boss! Twitter faces massive embarrassment as the Parliamentary Panel sends back Twitter India officials and demands to come along with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Day by day the bias against by the micro-blogging site Twitter has been increasing. Since last year the right-wingers on Twitter were protesting against this and in the last week, a protest outside the Twitter office in Delhi was staged by a large number of Indians.

The Indian authorities were quick in reacting to this as the parliamentary committee on information technology, headed by Anurag Thakur had issued summons to Twitter through a letter on February 1 but the Twitter declined to appear before a parliamentary committee.

Reacting to this, Mr. Thakur had expressed his anger saying “Of course it can be an issue of breach of parliamentary privilege. They are taking advantage of the world’s biggest market and are unwilling to answer”. After this statement, it was expected that India would react strongly to the arrogance of Jack Dorsey led Twitter. Thakur had even said, “We will take appropriate action on 11th February”.

Fearing actions, Twitter had drafted its Director, Policy for South Asia, Mahima Kaul to answer the parliamentary committee. But the Parliamentary Committee on IT has sent back the officials of Twitter India who had come to represent the company while answering the summons issued to it over allegations of bias on its platform and has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before it on February 25, reported Republic TV.

This has proved to be a massive embarrassment to Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey, who had recently visited India. Earlier by not facing the Parliamentary Committee, Twitter had disrespected India and its constitution. But now the Modi government has given a strict warning to this biased micro-blogging platform.

Twitter’s India head Mahima Kaul is known for hurling abuses on the Modi government and its supporters. Even the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had triggered a controversy after hurting the sentiments of Hindus by holding a placard titled “Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy”


Hansika Raj

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