Jazzy B has been very vocal in his support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation and had visited the protest site near Delhi border last December.
Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked four accounts in India – including one belonging to Canadian-Punjabi singer Jazzy B, who has been very vocal in his support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation and had visited the protest site near Delhi border last December.
After a legal demand from the government on Sunday, the accounts have been ‘geo-restricted’, meaning they can still be accessed from IP addresses outside the country.
“When we receive a valid legal request, we review it under both the Twitter Rules and local law. If the content violates Twitter’s rules the content will be removed from the service. If it is determined to be illegal in a particular jurisdiction, but not in violation of the Twitter Rules, we may withhold access to the content in India only,” Twitter said in its statement.
“In all cases, we notify the account holder directly so they’re aware that we’ve received a legal order pertaining to the account. We notify the user(s) by sending a message to the email address associated with the account(s), if available,” the statement further added.
According to technology news website TechCrunch, all four accounts have posted material critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government or in protest against the farm laws.
The confirmation about the same was posted by Twitter on Lumen Database, an online archive that analyses legal complaints and requests for removal of content to ensure transparency.
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