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Par panel confronts FB over inability to check misuse of its platform

Par panel confronts FB over inability to check misuse of its platform
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New Delhi: A parliamentary panel on Wednesday confronted social media giant Facebook over its alleged inability to prevent misuse of its platform during elections and asked it to respond in writing to concerns raised.

After grilling Twitter, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur posed tough questions to Joel Kaplan, VP - Global Public Policy, Facebook, who tendered an apology for some of the comments made by the social media giant's employees on terrorism and Pulwama terror attacks, sources privy to the development said.

The panel, they said, raised grave concerns over Facebook's inability to prevent its platform from being misused during elections and proactively help national security agencies.

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