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New Delhi: The social media platform Twitter has put a stop to around 50 such tweets in India, including the Indian government’s approach to handling the COVID-19 Pandemic situation. Was criticized. Data available on the Lumen database showed that the micro-blogging platform has removed more than 50 such tweets. According to the Lumen Database, at the request of the Indian government, Twitter has removed at least 50 tweets. These tweets also include tweets of MPs, MLAs and film producers. Twitter Down: Microblogging site Twitter services again disrupted, thousands of users upset
The tweets removed also include tweets from Telangana MP Revanth Reddy, West Bengal Minister Molloy Ghatak, two film producers. It was first reported by MediaNama that the government has sent an emergency order to Twitter to remove these tweets. A Twitter spokesperson said that when a proper legal request is received, our team reviews related posts according to both the Twitter rules and local laws.
The company says that if the content violates Twitter’s rules, then it is removed. But if the content is illegal according to the specific jurisdiction, but not against the rules of Twitter, then we stop that content from appearing in India only.
The second wave of coronavirus in India is at its peak. More than 2,000 deaths have been recorded here for the fifth consecutive day. In the last 24 hours, 3.49 lakh new corona cases have been registered in India, while 2,760 people have lost their lives.
Earlier, the Government of India had instructed Twitter to remove some posts for violation of its rules. Twitter did not initially notice it, but later some action was taken on some posts.