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Facebook official apologizes to parl committee on Information Tech, heres why

The tech giant Facebook went ahead and apologised to a Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology.

The parliamentary panel is headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur.

The apology came about over insensitive comments made by some of its employees in the wake of Pulwama attack.

After the issue came to fore, the Parliamentary Committee had questioned Facebook Vice President, Facebook Global Public Policy, Joel David Kaplan on the issue.

The committee also raised questions regarding Facebook’s ability to prevent its platform from being misused during the elections and in helping national security agencies.

Joel, who appeared before the committee, reportedly, assured the members that Facebook is focussed on those concerns.

Facebook reportedly refused to comment on NATO experiment that used Facebook accounts to trick serving members of armed forces to get sensitive
information.

Two committee members from different parties expressed their disgust at being banned and their profiles being cloned on Facebook.

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