Twitter Purges Accounts at Request of Government

Twitter Purges Accounts at Request of Government


Earlier this month, Twitter announced it had taken action against 500 accounts that it said had violated the platform’s rules.

The announcement came after the Indian government ordered the platform to remove more than 1,100 posts and accounts that it claimed were spreading misinformation regarding widespread protests by farmers against new agricultural laws, Reuters reported.

The move, a response to orders from India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, follows an earlier request to limit the audiences of 250 accounts that used hashtags related to the term “farmer genocide,” according to the tech news site Neowin.

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Twitter explained its recent actions in a Feb. 10 blog post, noting that “over the course of the last 10 days, Twitter has been served with several separate blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

“Out of these, two

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