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Facebook whistleblower may have to wait longer to appear before House panel

On November 1, 2021, the chief of the parliamentary panel on information technology, Shashi Tharoor, tweeted that he had sought Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s approval for Zhang’s deposition.

FB whistleblower, citing screenshots of her workplace conversations that purported to show that the social media company (now called Meta) did not act against Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinod Sonkar,  offered to testify to Parliament in connection with it
FB whistleblower, citing screenshots of her workplace conversations that purported to show that the social media company (now called Meta) did not act against Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinod Sonkar,  offered to testify to Parliament in connection with it
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 05:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Parliamentary panel suggests changes to Wildlife Protection (amendment) Bill

The parliamentary panel headed by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh submitted a 254-page report on Thursday after reviewing the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill 2021.

Environmental lawyers had pointed out another concern regarding the bill that makes a provision for trade in live elephants. (AFP)
Environmental lawyers had pointed out another concern regarding the bill that makes a provision for trade in live elephants. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 02:33 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

‘Define anti-national attitude; bring laws to counter fake news’: House panel

The report is set to be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament, which starts November 29.

One of the recommendations made by the parliamentary panel on IT is to introduce dedicated laws to counter fake news. (Representational image)
One of the recommendations made by the parliamentary panel on IT is to introduce dedicated laws to counter fake news. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 02:44 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Parliamentary panel summons Google, Facebook officials over misuse of platforms

The Parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, had called Twitter officials amid the company’s standoff with the government over new IT rules.

The officials of Facebook have been asked to present views on safeguarding the rights of the citizens.(Reuters File Photo)
The officials of Facebook have been asked to present views on safeguarding the rights of the citizens.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 09:59 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

House panel grills Twitter on failure to comply with new rules

The panel’s meeting with Twitter came in the backdrop of the Uttar Pradesh Police summoning Twitter India’s managing director over the amplification of a video that the police claim was manipulated to portray the attack on an elderly Muslim man as a hate crime.

Twitter’s lack of compliance could potentially end the safe harbour provided to intermediaries in the Information Technology Act(File Photo)
Twitter’s lack of compliance could potentially end the safe harbour provided to intermediaries in the Information Technology Act(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 11:50 PM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
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