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“Abuse Of Power”; Twitter To Sue Indian Govt Over Takedown Orders, Says Report


According to a report published by Reuters citing sources, social media giant Twitter is seeking to overturn some Indian government orders to take down content in a legal challenge which alleges abuse of power by officials.

Twitter has been in continuous confrontation with the Indian government for while now, and the US social media company’s attempt to get a judicial review is part of the same tussle. Earlier, India’s IT ministry had warned Twitter of criminal proceedings if it did not comply with some orders.

The microblogging website has been asked by the Indian government over the last year o act on content including accounts supportive of an independent Sikh state and on dozens of tweets that were critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When reached out by Reuters to comment on the matter, India’s IT ministry did not immediately respond on Tuesday¬†for comment about Twitter’s legal move.


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