Facebook and Google have been asked to comply with new IT regulations on social media misuse by a panel

Facebook and Google

Facebook and Google

On Tuesday, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology ordered Facebook and Google to comply with new IT guidelines and respect all applicable laws in the country. The committee, led by Congressman Shashi Tharoor, was hearing from businesses about how to protect citizens' rights and how to prevent the misuse of social media.

Representatives from Facebook and Google were invited to testify before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the avoidance of misuse of social and online news media platforms, with a focus on women's safety in the digital domain. The meeting was attended by Facebook India associate general counsel Namrata Singh and the company's director of public policy Shivnath Thukral, who discussed a number of topics. Google was represented by Aman Jain, country head (government affairs and public policy), and Gitanjali Duggal, director (legal).The parliamentary committee is scheduled to call representatives of YouTube and other social media companies in the close future.

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