India Orders 1,178 Accounts Blocked, Flags Twitter CEO's 'Likes': Sources

India Orders 1,178 Accounts Blocked, Flags Twitter CEO's 'Likes': Sources

Newsdesk |
February 8, 2021

The Indian government has asked microblogging platform Twitter to remove over a thousand more accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and provocative content in connection with the farmers' protest. It has said that the 1,178 listed handles have Pakistani and Khalistani users, official sources have said. The social media site is yet to completely comply with the order, they said.

New Delhi, 08 February 2021

As per news report of NDTV, earlier, on January 31, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had sent a list of 257 handles and tweets to be blocked for similar reasons. Twitter blocked these accounts for few hours before unilaterally unblocking them shortly after. On February 4, the ministry shared the fresh list flagged by security agencies as accounts of Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistan and operating from foreign territories, threatening public order amid the farmers' protest.

Source -NDTV


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