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Reasons to block must be recorded, communicated to users: Twitter to HC

The high court was hearing the plea challenging the blocking of 39 URLs by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2021

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Microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday told the Karnataka High Court that although the IT Act permits the Indian government to ask for the blocking of accounts, it also asks for recording the "reasons" for the same, as reported by Economic Times (ET). It added that the reasons must be communicated to users. 

The high court was hearing the plea challenging the blocking of 39 URLs by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2021. 

According to Section 69A of the IT Act, the central government or any of its authorised officers can order the blocking of access by the

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 2:45 PM IST

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