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Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials over citizens' rights protection

Updated : February 22, 2019 01:17 PM IST

Social media in the world's largest democracy have become a hotbed for circulation of fake political news and tech firms face intense scrutiny ahead of a general election due before May, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek a second term.
In a circular late on Thursday, the parliamentary committee on information technology, chaired by Anurag Thakur, a lawmaker from Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said it would hear the views of officials from Facebook and its units on March 6.
Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials over citizens' rights protection
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