Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) gained 3.09% in the last trading session to close at $31.71. Here is the latest update on the company.
The Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey would not attend the parliamentary panel meet in India on February 25, 2019, citing the short notice. India has sent an official letter to the CEO on February 1, 2019, to attend the conference along with a representative.
Colin Crowell, Head (Global public policy and philanthropy) would attend the meeting arranged by Anurag Thakur, BJP MP, to discuss protection of data privacy of citizens. The parliamentary panel will discuss the interference of social media in the upcoming elections. The parliamentary panel is still scouting for Twitter CEO on February 25 meeting.
Indian lawmakers have not well received the attendance of a junior level executive. The parliamentary committee on IT seeks a head, who could take decisions on the spot. India is keenly watching the data privacy concerns worldwide mainly of Twitter’s conduct and interference of social media in elections. It is the fourth parliamentary committee after the hearing in the EU, the US, and Singapore.
India summons top execs of Facebook and WhatsApp
India would summon the top executives of Facebook and WhatsApp on March 5, 2019, to discuss election meddling and privacy issues. It may impose a 48-hour total silence on TV channels, print media and social media networks like Twitter, WhatsApp, and Facebook before elections. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) seeks voluntary compliance of the social media and considers regulation via ISPs. MeitY would examine the business structure of the company during a conference with Twitter. The ministry gives priority to Lok Sabha Elections in 2019. Crowell of Twitter said the network respects election process integrity.
A dedicated team of Twitter to protect public conversation
Crowell said a dedicated team of Twitter is working on priority to safeguard the health of public conversation. MeitY raised fake handles issue to the Indian arm of Twitter. The social media responded with the elimination of lakhs of bots responsible for fake handles.
Twitter co-founder leaves the board
Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, would leave the board of Twitter after a thirteen-year stint. He will leave the board by the end of this month and termed the tenure at Twitter as educational and interesting.