Twitter India bans account of Pakistani Embassies in UN, Turkey, Iran and Egypt
Twitter India banned official accounts of Pakistan Embassies in UN, Turkey, Iran and Egypt
Islam News – Twitter in India banned official accounts of Pakistan Embassies in UN, Turkey, Iran and Egypt. Earlier, Twitter also withheld the account of the national public broadcaster in Pakistan – Radio Pakistan.
Twitter blocks the account of Pakistani Embassy in UN.
Account of Pakistani Embassy in Turkey is also withheld by Twitter in India.
Moreover, Twitter in India also blocked account of Pakistani Embassy in Iran and Egypt.
Twitter in India, earlier also blocked the account of Pakistani national radio broadcaster – Radio Pakistan.
After Twitter in India withheld these official accounts the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged Twitter to restore these accounts with immediate access.
This development comes at a time when the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting earlier blocked 16 YouTube news channels including 6 Pakistan-based channels for spreading disinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations, and public order.
According to the Indian Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, YouTube channels were spreading false, unverified information to create panic, incite communal disharmony, and disturb public order in India.
The blocked social media accounts include six Pakistan-based and 10 India-based YouTube news channels, having a cumulative viewership of over 68 crore.
None of the digital news publishers had furnished information to the Ministry as required under rule 18 of the IT Rules, 2021, the Indian government said.
YouTube channels based in Pakistan were found to have been used in a coordinated manner to post fake news about India on various subjects such as the Indian Army, Jammu, and Kashmir, and India’s foreign relations in the light of the situation in Ukraine among others, it said.
Moreover, India has earlier called out Pakistan for propagating fake news through social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.