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IT Minister says Twitter blocked his account in violation of IT rule

Under the rule social media platforms like Twitter are obliged to serve a notification to the user explaining reason for action before removing account or disabling access

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IT ministry | Ravi Shankar Prasad | Twitter

Neha Alawadhi  |  New Delhi 



Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad
The temporary blocking was in response to a copyright issue in a tweet made around three years ago, said people in the know.

The vs Centre stand-off was reignited on Friday, when Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was not allowed access to his account for an hour. Prasad, the IT minister, said blocked his account temporarily citing violation of the new IT Rules notified by his ministry.

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First Published: Fri, June 25 2021. 16:53 IST

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