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Twitter says it took action against several accounts on Centres request

“We took a range of enforcement actions — including permanent suspension in certain cases — against more than 500 accounts,” Twitter mentioned.

Microblogging platform Twitter on Wednesday mentioned it has acted on several blocking from the federal government prior to now 10 days. The assertion comes amid stories of rising animosity between the Centre and Twitter after the social media platform has been accused of sitting on the federal government’s order for a day when the Centre requested it to dam over 250 handles. It was reported {that a} day after Centre’s order, Twitter blocked these handles just for a number of hours. The Centre has additionally warned Twitter of penal actions.

Amid the continuing tussle, Twitter officers have sought to satisfy IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad citing considerations relating to the protection of its workers.



In a blogpost on Wednesday, Twitter voiced considerations over threats to free speech internationally. “The values that underpin the Open Internet and free expression are increasingly under threat around the world. Following the reports of violence in New Delhi in recent weeks, we wanted to share a granular update on our proactive efforts to enforce our rules and defend our principles in India. Twitter exists to empower voices to be heard, and we continue to make improvements to our service so that everyone — no matter their views or perspective — feels safe participating in the public conversation,” it wrote.

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