Microblogging site Twitter said on Tuesday that it wanted to have a formal communication with the Information Technology Minister following the government’s order to close 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misleading information about the farmer movement. Twitter underlined that the safety of its employees is ‘its first priority’.
A Twitter spokesperson said, “We will continue to liaise with the Government of India for an honorable position and we have approached the Honorable Minister of Electronic and Information Technology for a formal communication.” The spokesman said that the acknowledgment of the non-compliance notice also Has been formally sent.
It is noteworthy that the government had ordered the closure of 1,178 accounts of alleged supporters of Pakistan and Khalistan as they were accused of disseminating misleading and inflammatory information about the peasant movement. The government had warned Twitter that if it does not comply with the instructions, then there could be a fine or seven years in jail under the relevant sections.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s director of public policy in India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, has also resigned, leading to speculation about the circumstances of her departure. The company says that Kaul’s resignation is not related to the case. In a reply via email, a Twitter spokesperson said that the company reviews the reports received from the government and takes action as much as possible.
The spokesman said that Twitter would “take action on such reports as much as possible but at the same time ensure that it upholds its core values and commitment to safeguarding public dialogue.” The updated information on the platform of dialogue with the government has been shared by our institute. “The spokesperson emphasized that his company believes that free and open exchange of information has a positive impact on the world and tweets The flow of must continue.
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