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‘Playing With Fire’: Twitter’s India Snub Sparks Debate on Compliance, Free Speech

E-News | 08/02/2021 03:55 PM | Click to read full article

Twitter’s refusal to comply with an Indian government directive to block more than 250 accounts and posts has put the social media giant at the centre of a political firestorm in one of its key markets.

The showdown, after the firm this week “declined to abide (by) and obey” the order to remove posts and accounts that the government said risked inciting violence, is the latest instance of worsening relationships between Modi’s administration and US social media platforms.