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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:25 PM

India orders Twitter to take down tweets critical of its coronavirus handling

Source: Yahoo Finance

Twitter has taken down dozens of tweets in India, some of which were critical of New Delhi's handling of the coronavirus, to comply with an emergency order from the Indian government.

New Delhi made an emergency order to Twitter to censor over 50 tweets in the country, Twitter disclosed on Lumen database. The social network has complied with the request, and withheld those tweets from users in India.

TechCrunch has learned that Twitter is not the only platform affected by the new order. Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

India, which has also previously ordered Twitter to take down some tweets and accounts critical of its policies and threatened jail time to employees in the event of non-compliance, comes as the country reports a record of over 330,000 new covid cases a day, the worst by any country. News reports suggest that even this number is underreported.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/india-orders-twitter-down-tweets-151222152.html

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Reply India orders Twitter to take down tweets critical of its coronavirus handling (Original post)
speak easy Apr 24 OP
Dawson Leery Apr 24 #1
IronLionZion Apr 24 #2
JI7 Apr 24 #3
ananda Apr 24 #4
ancianita Apr 24 #5

Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:41 PM

1. Fuhrer Modi will not be opposed.

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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:46 PM

2. They've been arresting journalists over there

If Trump were reelected, we'd probably have that here too.

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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:14 PM

3. Modi is a fascist . but why is twitter doing what they demand ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:37 PM

4. That's what I wanna know!

How can a foreign govt order Twitter around?

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:31 PM

5. By its own jurisdictional authority to regulate. It can end Twitter in the country if its laws allow

Twitter is only a business. It can be allowed to exist or not in any country. India banned Monsanto, and it can ban Twitter if it wants. India isn't run by American laws.

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