On Kunal Kamra’s tweets against the chief justice, SA Bobde made the Joint Parliamentary committee ask the Twitter Microblogging company, to clarify its policy of blocking and removing its users and tweets. In the meeting, Twitter policy head Mahima Kaul faced a barrage of questions from angry members of the Parliamentary committee. She was summoned for giving incongruous written replies to the questions. The Twitter company had written an apology letter for wrongly showing Ladhak as part of China. Minakshi Lekhi has questioned the policy of Twitter which is not clear at all. “In their submission to the committee they said they follow healthy practices; and that only obscene and profane tweets are blocked. But there is no clear-cut policy on what amounts to profanity or obscenity; their affidavit is not clear on what the policy is because when we showed them Kunal Kamra’s obscene tweets about the CJI they had no explanation for it,” she said. “In our country, we cannot allow obscene remarks against anyone. And if Twitter is allowing such obscene remarks against CJI, then it can’t be tolerated,” Tankha said. However, Menakshi Lekhi asked to give an explanation and remove the tweet and gave a week’s time.

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