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Parliamentary Panel On It Chaired By Tharoor May Call Facebook Whistleblowers To India

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Mon, 01 Nov 2021 10:30 PM IST

Summary

Hogan was the first data scientist at Facebook. After this she has become a whistleblower against Facebook.

Amid allegations of polarization and ill effects on children of the social site, the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Information Technology may invite American whistleblower Francis Hogan of Facebook to India.

Parliamentary committee chairman Shashi Tharoor said on Monday that Hogan could be called to India by the end of this month. Necessary permission is being sought from the Lok Sabha Speaker for this. Francis Hogan had recorded his statement before a US Senate committee a few days ago, accusing children of the ill-effects of this social site and promoting polarization. Hogan was the first data scientist at Facebook. After this she has become a whistleblower against Facebook.

In a series of tweets, Tharoor responded to criticism that neither the government nor Parliament was calling whistleblowers on Facebook. Tharoor said the parliamentary committee did not exist from September 12 to October 12. It was reconstituted only in the second week of October.

Before any meeting, the committee has to fix its agenda and send it to the speaker and issue its bulletin. Only after that the meeting can be called. The first meeting of the committee in the new session is likely to be held on November 16 or 17. Video conferencing is not allowed in our process. The Speaker’s permission is required for the testimony of a foreigner. So permission is being taken.

Earlier, officials of Indian units of social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have appeared before the parliamentary committee and presented their stand on various controversial issues.

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Amid allegations of polarization and ill effects on children of the social site, the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Information Technology may invite American whistleblower Francis Hogan of Facebook to India.

Parliamentary committee chairman Shashi Tharoor said on Monday that Hogan could be called to India by the end of this month. Necessary permission is being sought from the Lok Sabha Speaker for this. Francis Hogan had recorded his statement before a US Senate committee a few days ago, accusing children of the ill-effects of this social site and promoting polarization. Hogan was the first data scientist at Facebook. After this she has become a whistleblower against Facebook.

In a series of tweets, Tharoor responded to criticism that neither the government nor Parliament was calling whistleblowers on Facebook. Tharoor said the parliamentary committee did not exist from September 12 to October 12. It was reconstituted only in the second week of October.

Before any meeting, the committee has to fix its agenda and send it to the speaker and issue its bulletin. Only after that the meeting can be called. The first meeting of the committee in the new session is likely to be held on November 16 or 17. Video conferencing is not allowed in our process. The Speaker’s permission is required for the testimony of a foreigner. So permission is being taken.

Earlier, officials of Indian units of social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have appeared before the parliamentary committee and presented their stand on various controversial issues.

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