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Joint Parl Committee grills Twitter on Kamra; row erupts over jurisdiction

Microblogging site Twitter faced heat at a meeting of a joint parliamentary panel on Thursday for not taking down comedian Kunal Kamra’s tweet targeting Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and was asked to clarify its policy of blocking and removing users and tweets.

But the proceedings sparked a political tussle with four Congress lawmakers suggesting that such issues should be dealt by Parliament’s IT Panel headed by Shashi Tharoor. Panel chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi later dismissed the charge.

News source ~ HT