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Twitter withholds some accounts after govt. orders

The Hindu | 10/02/2021 11:13 AM | Click to read full article

Twitter on Wednesday said it had withheld some accounts identified in the blocking orders given by the government. However, no action has been taken against accounts of news media entities, journalists, activists and politicians; the withheld accounts continue to be available outside India.

In a blog post, the micro-blogging platform said it took a range of enforcement measures, including permanent suspension in certain cases, against more than 500 accounts escalated across all Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) orders.