Twitter mentioned on Tuesday it believes orders by the Indian authorities to take down accounts are inconsistent with native legislation and that for some accounts, it could not comply with an outright ban and would as a substitute prohibit entry inside India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities has requested Twitter to take down greater than 1,100 accounts and posts it says accuse the administration of making an attempt to wipe out farmers. Some accounts, the federal government mentioned, are backed by arch-rival Pakistan or are operated by supporters of a separatist Sikh motion.
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India’s safety companies mentioned among the accounts have been being operated from exterior of the nation, one of many sources mentioned, declining to be named because the order will not be public. The order additionally concerned the Twitter accounts of some supporters of the motion for an unbiased Sikh homeland known as Khalistan.
Many of those accounts have been sharing and amplifying misinformation and provocative content material on the continued farmer’s protests, the supply added.
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Whereas Twitter has taken a spread of actions, together with everlasting suspensions, in opposition to greater than 500 accounts that have been a part of the federal government order, not all accounts have been blocked, the social media agency mentioned in a weblog put up.
“These accounts continue to be available outside of India,” Twitter mentioned.
“Because we do not believe that the actions we have been directed to take are consistent with Indian law.”