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Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by Naajjii: 7:47pm On Jun 09
Twitter disclosed on Monday that it blocked four accounts in India to comply with a new legal request from the Indian government.

The American social network disclosed on Lumen Database, a Harvard University project, that it took action on four accounts — including those of hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and singer and song-writer Jazzy B — to comply with a legal request from the Indian government it received over the weekend. The accounts are geo-restricted within India but accessible from outside of the South Asian nation. (As part of their transparency efforts, some companies including Twitter and Google make requests and orders they receive from governments and other entities public on Lumen Database.)

All four accounts, like several others that the Indian government ordered to be blocked in the country earlier this year, had protested New Delhi’s agriculture reforms and some had posted other tweets that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seven years of governance in India, an analysis by TechCrunch found.

A Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch that when the company receives a valid legal request, it reviews it under both its own rules and local laws.

“If the content violates Twitter’s Rules, the content will be removed from the service. If it is determined to be illegal in a particular jurisdiction, but not in violation of the Twitter Rules, we may withhold access to the content in India only. In all cases, we notify the account holder directly so they’re aware that we’ve received a legal order pertaining to the account,” the spokesperson added.

The new legal request, which hasn’t been previously reported, comes at a time when Twitter is making efforts to comply with the Indian government’s new IT rules, new guidelines that several of its peers including Facebook and Google have already complied with.

On Saturday, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had given a “final notice” to Twitter to comply with its new rules, which it unveiled in February this year. The new rules require significant social media firms to appoint and share contact details of representatives tasked with compliance, nodal point of reference and grievance redressals to address on-ground concerns.

Tension has been brewing between Twitter and the government of India of late. Last month, police in Delhi visited Twitter offices to “serve a notice” about an investigation into its intel on classifying Indian politicians’ tweets as misleading. Twitter called the move a form of intimidation, and expressed concerns for its employees and requested the government respect citizens’ rights to free speech.

Late last month, Twitter had requested New Delhi to extend the deadline for compliance with the new rules by at least three months.

The Jack Dorsey-led company has grappled with several tough situations in India, one of its biggest market by users, this year. After briefly complying with a New Delhi order early this year, the company faced heat from the government for restoring accounts that had posted tweets critical of the Indian government’s policy or Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The two faced off again publicly in April after New Delhi ordered Twitter and Facebook to take down posts that were critical of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/07/twitter-restricts-accounts-in-india-to-comply-with-government-legal-request/?tpcc=ECFB2021&fbclid=IwAR30PbILcgIGtZeTThsHbvEWfXPvjiUTwGuKQEKBfqzNraJzVDp2rMmnsME

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by MejiLoyon(m): 7:49pm On Jun 09
If this is true...then Twitter is useless

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by Mangekyo: 7:52pm On Jun 09
Abokkis, you've banned Twitter already. Why don't you guys just stfu and face your cows now? This is getting boring now, move on. We're not in India undecided

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by TheStakeHolder(m): 7:53pm On Jun 09
Enough of all these Twitter noise....

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by CilicMarin: 7:55pm On Jun 09
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by OnionBandit(f): 7:55pm On Jun 09
This is a proof that Buhari is the only one who knows how to speak the language Jack and his efulefu sympathisers (IPOB) understands..

The government bans twitter..and within 2 days,

1.) Jack learnt how to do things correctly
2.) IPOB becomes weak and humble. The security agents pick them up at will.
3.) The leader, Nnamdi Kanu now tweets one Nigeria.

God bless Buhari
God bless Lai Muhammed
God bless every well meaning Nigerian
God bless Nigeria

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by 360degreess(m): 7:56pm On Jun 09
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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by Asgard73: 7:59pm On Jun 09
grin

Three monikers above ...

See as them pose.. and they arrived at same time.

Na Apc attack formation be this...

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by LegalPornShot: 8:00pm On Jun 09
So Twitter noise ni go make us sleep again like this abi?
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by thesicilian: 8:01pm On Jun 09
Twitter has become a political tool for powerful nations to oppress and silence dissenting voices.
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by wwwihy: 8:08pm On Jun 09
God Bless President Buhari
God Bless Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by wwwihy: 8:09pm On Jun 09
Asgard73:
grin

Three monikers above ...

See as them pose.. and they arrived at same time.

Na Apc attack formation be this...

Make una employ me oh... malami.. how far


You forgot to mention Yoruba ... grin grin grin

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by Asgard73: 8:14pm On Jun 09
wwwihy:
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You forgot to mention Yoruba ... grin grin grin

All three Na Yoruba people moniker grin
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by contigiency(m): 8:18pm On Jun 09
But they want to treat Nigerian case like a country without law and rules.
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by wwwihy: 8:18pm On Jun 09
Asgard73:


All three Na Yoruba people moniker grin

grin angry grin grin
Good one

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Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by aAo8oAa: 8:20pm On Jun 09
Buhari is a TERRORIST
Re: Twitter Ban Four Accounts In India To Comply With Government Legal Request by Naajjii: 8:21pm On Jun 09
contigiency:
But they want to treat Nigerian case like a country without law and rules.
Thats how they see black people

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