Govt puts Twitter on notice, says comply with law

Govt puts Twitter on notice, says comply with law

Several of these accounts (250 plus) were blocked on Monday for tweeting and retweeting objectionable posts.

New Delhi, February 3

The government today put Twitter on notice for not honouring a previous legally binding order to remove incendiary and provocative accounts from its space and asked it to comply with the Indian law or face action for not working to prevent a potential law and order situation.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology warned Twitter for “unilaterally unblocking several accounts linked to a hashtag that falsely fear-mongered about alleged farmers’ genocide.”

Several of these accounts (250 plus) were blocked on Monday for tweeting and retweeting objectionable posts but were later restored by Twitter, government sources said. — TNS

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