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  • India has requested US social media firms to abide by the legal guidelines of the nation after it had a row with Twitter
  • Indian IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls out Twitter, Fb, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp by identify in parliament
  • India lately rebuked Twitter after it refused to totally adjust to a authorities order to take down over 1,100 accounts 

NEW DELHI: India has requested US social media firms to abide by the legal guidelines of the nation after it had a row with Twitter associated to content material regulation.

Talking in Parliament on Thursday, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad known as out Twitter, Fb, LinkedIn and WhatsApp by identify and mentioned they have been welcome to function in India, however provided that they play by India’s guidelines.

“You will have to follow the Constitution of India, you will have to abide by the laws of India,” mentioned Prasad.

India rebuked Twitter on Wednesday after the U.S. social media big refused to totally adjust to a authorities order to take down over 1,100 accounts and posts which New Delhi claims unfold misinformation in regards to the farmer protests towards new agriculture reforms.

Learn extra: Quarrel between India, Twitter over account blocking deepens

Twitter mentioned it had not blocked all the content material as a result of it believed the directives weren’t consistent with Indian legal guidelines.

That prompted censure from India’s tech ministry and calls from politicians to induce their followers to affix Twitter’s home-grown native rival, Koo. 

Associated: India asks Twitter to take down 1,178 accounts, say govt sources

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