Apr 26, 2021
India Covid: Anger as Twitter ordered to remove critical virus posts
Thousands across India are outraged after the government ordered social media platform Twitter to remove posts critical of its handling of the virus. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed it had blocked some material from being viewed in India. One Twitter user accused the government of "Finding it easier to take down tweets than ensure oxygen supplies". The government made an emergency order to censor the tweets, Twitter revealed on Lumen, a database that keeps track of global government orders around online content. If Twitter had not complied, it could have meant jail time for Twitter's employees in India.
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