Twitter sues India
Islam News – Twitter said that it had sued the Indian government, challenging a recent order to remove content and block accounts within the country.
The company had been given a deadline of Monday to block dozens of accounts and posts from view within India, with a threat of criminal action against Twitter executives if they failed to comply.
Twitter has been told to remove content related to complaints about civil liberties, protests and the government’s response to the pandemic. Last week, it was ordered to block tweets from Freedom House, an American nonprofit organization that mentioned India as an example of a country where press freedom was on the decline.
Background: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have worked for several years to corral tech companies and strictly police what is said online, and they have used new information-technology laws to clamp down on dissent.