The Indian government is asking Twitter to silence the COVID criticism
India has a new strategy to tackle its COVID-19 crisis – it calls on Twitter to put down criticism of the government.
Amid a record spike in COVID-19 cases, the Indian government wants Twitter to remove posts criticizing the handling of the outbreak, according to a report.
According to Reuters, officials cited 21 critical tweets in an emergency filing to remove them under the country’s information technology law.
Author Pieter Friedrich said his tweet slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been abolished in India but was still available elsewhere.
“The reality of #India under the #Modes Regime. At least is health care free? #COVIDSecondWaveInIndia #IndiaFightsCorona #ModiFailsIndia #ModiResign“He wrote in the offensive tweet next to a photo of a woman sitting in the street who appeared to have a ventilator over her face.
“If we receive a valid legal request, we will review it both according to the Twitter rules and local laws,” the Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters.
“If the content violates Twitter rules, the content will be removed from the service. If it is determined to be illegal in a particular jurisdiction but does not violate Twitter rules, we will only be able to access the content in Refuse India, ”she said.
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