Tech entrepreneur and Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu has been appointed to the reconstituted National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) led by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Strat News Global has reported.
Vembu was recently conferred with the Padma Shri.
Along with Vembu, the other new members of the NSAB include former ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan, IIM Bangalore faculty Anshuman Tripathy, and former ambassador to France and the United States Arun K Singh.
Each member of the NSAB is responsible for bring specialised expertise to the table and is assigned a study, which is then analysed by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and ministries for implementation.
Incidentally, Vembu's appointment comes at a time amid widespread fears of rising interference and selective censorship by Big Tech Silicon Valley firms.
Recently, Twitter and Facebook banned former US President Donald Trump from their platform and a number of conservatives, following the capitol hill riots. This was followed by an unprecedented crackdown on social media platform Parler which was dubbed as a natural alternative for Trump and his supporters.
The Parler app was removed from the Google and Apple app store and the website was soon booted off the AWS server. Parler has now sued Amazon for its actions.
Over the years Twitter has been accused of rampantly suspending Right Wing twitter accounts in India and stifling conservative voices globally.
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