Twitter blocks over 80 posts and accounts in India after Union govt orders

Twitter India has blocked over 80 links, including tweets and some accounts, after receiving legal notices from the central government sent through 2021

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Twitter took down five tweets by American non-profit Freedom House, which posted its 2020 report on Freedom on The Net and said India had the most internet shutdowns.Photo: Shutterstock

BS Web Team New Delhi
Twitter India has blocked over 80 links, including tweets and some accounts, after receiving legal notices from the central government sent through 2021. These include accounts belonging to the Pakistani government. Others also have content related to farmers' protests and a report from an American non-profit that said India's internet freedom was declining. 

These accounts, notified by the Centre, were geo-blocked by Twitter over the weekend, an action the social media giant classifies as "Country Withheld". Geo-block means restricting access to accounts or posts in a particular geography. The accounts or posts are not entirely removed from the

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

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