New Delhi: Twitter has blocked about 35 tweets following a legal request from the Indian government. This information has been obtained from information available on the Lumen database. According to the information, on June 21, Twitter had received legal requests from the Government of India against 37 tweets. Since the tweet has been withheld, it cannot be independently verified.
The Lumen Database is an independent research project that studies legal orders prohibiting online content. Requests received via Twitter to withhold content are published on its site. When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Our country’s blocking policy clearly states that in response to a legitimate legal demand or when the content is found to be in violation of local law(s). So it may be necessary to block access to certain content.’
According to the spokesperson, this restriction is limited to the specific jurisdiction/country where the content is considered illegal. If the account holder has an e-mail linked to the Twitter account, it is notified by sending a message to the user to let the user know that Twitter has received a legal order related to the account. Twitter recently banned 50 tweets following a June 17 legal order.
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