Amid row with government, Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT ministry

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Amid the government-Twitter row, the social media giant has blocked over 97 per cent of the accounts and posts flagged by the IT Ministry for provocative content and misinformation around farmers’ protest.

According to a PTI report, this followed a meeting between Twitter representatives and the Information Technology Secretary on Wednesday evening where the US-based microblogging platform was issued a stern warning to comply with local laws or be prepared for action.

In a blog post on Wednesday, Twitter said it did not fully comply with some requests as it believed they were not in line with Indian law. “In keeping with our principles of defending protected speech and freedom of expression, we have not taken any action on accounts that consist of news media entities, journalists, activists, and politicians,” it said.

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