The federal government handed an emergency order asking Twitter to sensor 52 tweets within the nation pertaining to the pandemic, Twitter disclosed on the Lumen database. Complying with the order, the microblogging platform has withheld the listed tweets from its customers in India. As per a report by MediaNama, the censored tweets embrace posts by Member of Parliament Revanth Reddy, filmmakers Vinod Kapri and Avinash Das, actor Vineet Kumar Singh and West Bengal state minister Moloy Ghatak.
“Once we obtain a sound authorized request, we evaluation it below each the Twitter Guidelines and native regulation. If the content material violates Twitter’s Guidelines, the content material shall be faraway from the service. Whether it is decided to be unlawful in a selected jurisdiction, however not in violation of the Twitter Guidelines, we might withhold entry to the content material in India solely,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned in an announcement to the publication.
Moreover, the corporate has additionally confirmed that it had notified all of the account holders earlier than censoring their posts within the nation. “In all circumstances, we notify the account holder immediately in order that they’re conscious that we’ve acquired a authorized order pertaining to the account,” the spokesperson mentioned.