Facebook representatives have been summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology in a row over a US media report that claims that the social networking site deliberately ignored incendiary content from members of the ruling BJP and right-wing voices that was “flagged internally”.
The panel — headed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor — will hear the Facebook representatives on September 2. The notice came in the middle of a battle within the Standing Committee, with two BJP members calling for the removal of Mr Tharoor from the post of the panel chief.
Earlier on Thursday, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and the BJP’s Nishikant Dubey — both members of the panel — wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker.
The BJP leaders have alleged that Mr Tharoor has broken rules by tweeting his