Twitter Told By Parliamentary Panel: Must Abide By Indian Laws
Twitter India faced tough questions today including why it had not appointed a Chief Compliance Officer in India as it faced the Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee on IT, sources said.
Twitter was told that "Indian laws are supreme and the company has to abide by them," sources said.
During a nearly 95-minute deposition before the parliamentary panel, Twitter India officials faced difficult questions from MPs across party lines, sources said.
Twitter is the only major social media site yet to comply with new digital rules in force since May 26. Earlier this week, Twitter said it had appointed an interim Chief Compliance Officer and would later share updates with the government.
The two officials who were at the meeting were questioned on why a full-time officer had not been appointed till now.
"On many issues, Twitter India officials were vague and evasive," sources said.
Twitter also faced questions on its policy of acting on controversial content.