Day: February 1, 2021

Twitter restricts over a dozen high-profile accounts in India following ‘legal demand’ – TechCrunch

Twitter blocked access to over a dozen high-profile individuals in India on Monday to comply with a “legal request”, prompting confusion and anger among users who are seeking an explanation for this action.

Among those whose accounts have been restricted in India include Caravan, a news outlet that conducts investigative journalism, political commentator Sanjukta Basu, activist Hansraj Meena, actor Sushant Singh, and Shashi Shekhar Vempati, chief executive of state-run brodcasting agency Prasar Bharti. Accounts of at least two politicians with Aam Aadmi Party — Preeti Sharma Menon and Jarnail Singh — that governs the National Capital Territory of Delhi have also been withheld.

At least two popular accounts linked with ongoing protests by farmers — Kisan Ekta Morcha and Tractor2Twitr —  in India have also been restricted.

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