Have withheld ‘a portion’ of accounts identified by govt, won’t block media: Twitter
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Have withheld ‘a portion’ of accounts identified by govt, won’t block media: Twitter

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February 10, 2021

Explaining its stand on the blocking orders for certain handles from the Indian government, micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday said it had now “withheld a portion of the accounts” identified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) within India. Twitter said it had informed MeitY of its enforcement actions but was also “actively exploring options under Indian law”.


New Delhi, 10 February 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, the Twitter blog post that went live on Wednesday morning, however, added that it was not acting on the “accounts that consist of news media entities, journalists, activists, and politicians” since they “do not believe that the actions we have been directed to take are consistent with Indian law, and, in keeping with our principles of defending protected speech and freedom of expression”.

Source -NDTV

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