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EC TO MEET SOCIAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES PRIOR ELECTIONS

ANM News Desk: The Election Commission on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it would set rules based on which social platforms will run political advertisements. They also have to be approved by the EC.

A poll panel will hold meeting with the representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google today, based on the issue.

The poll panel is also developing a model code of conduct in consultation with Internet and Mobile Association of India and social media platforms.

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USERS TAKE TO TWITTER AFTER FACEBOOK FAMILY OUTAGE

ANM News Desk: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp are facing a global outage for several users across the globe. “Facebook will be back soon,” the message showing to users read as they tried to login the social media site again.

Large internet platforms usually face outages but are usually solved within few minutes or an hour atleast.

Hence, users have taken to twitter sharing memes and requesting the site not to “let them down.”

Facebook acknowledged the problem tweeting , “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

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TWITTER CEO TO BE QUESTIONED BY PARLIAMENTARY PANEL AS ELECTIONS CLOSE BY

ANM News Desk: A parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Feb. 25, after he did not attend a hearing on February 11 to discuss citizens’ rights on social media.

Panel Chairman Anurag Thakur stated that in the previous meeting, Twitter had sent junior executives instead of the CEO. He warned that if  Dorsey still failed to appear Twitter would be seen as breaching parliamentary privilege.

Officials of India’s technology ministry and Twitter had been invited to the meeting to discuss safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media and online news platforms.

The summons comes as social media companies are under scrutiny ahead of elections due before May in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election.