Twitter has filed a case against the Indian government in an attempt to reverse its recently issued orders to remove specific content from its platform. According to Reuters, the microblogging website alleged that the government’s eviction orders represented an abuse of power by the authorities.
Amid a takeover bid by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, Twitter has conducted a judicial review of the Indian government’s orders to remove content, including tweets that are aimed at the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote sentiments. Giving accounts were important. around an independent Sikh-majority state.
Reuters has reported that the case, filed in the Karnataka High Court, claimed that while some orders issued by the government did not serve notices to tweet writers, some of the orders referred to political content posted by official handles of political parties. were done. Twitter said blocking the content would be a violation of freedom of expression – a stance for Musk’s bid to buy Twitter.
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