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Editorial with Sujit Nair: Twitter vs Government

According to the report by Times of India, top Twitter executives in India may face arrest after the Indian government made it clear that its order to block the list of accounts, allegedly spreading “inflammatory content” and using ‘farmers genocide’ hashtag, was “non-negotiable”. The centre also warned that its patience was wearing out over the refusal of the microblogging website to follow the order given under Section 69A of the IT Act.

The social media giant, which followed the government order partially by taking down half of the accounts sought to be blocked by the centre, is likely to approach the courts as it holds ground in the defence of “right of free expression on behalf of the people we serve”. In this episode of the Editorial our Manging Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take.

#Twitter #FarmersProtest #FreedomofExpression #ModiGovt

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