Sir Nick Clegg has been summoned to appear in front of MPs to answer questions about the rising levels of abuse of politicians face on social media.
The parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights wants the former deputy prime minister to give evidence to its inquiry into the harassment MPs face on social media sites such as Facebook.
This is Sir Nick’s first official invite to appear before MPs since he became Facebook’s head of global affairs and communications last year.
A letter from Harriet Harman, the committee chair, said MPs felt the former Liberal Democrat leader was uniquely qualified to shed light on issue, having been an MP himself for 12 years.
She said: “As someone who has themselves been an MP, you are uniquely well placed to discuss this. I am sure you will want to help.”
Sir Nick is yet to indicate whether he will appear before the committee.