Twitter faces Covid-19 clampdown in India

first_imgHomeAppsNews Twitter faces Covid-19 clampdown in India Apps Twitter reportedly restricted publication of certain information related to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in India after government officials requested an urgent removal of more than a dozen posts.Reuters reported Twitter stopped the posting of certain tweets, including some made by government ministers, after receiving a request from officials on Friday (23 April).The information was rumoured to have contained criticism of the nation’s handling of the outbreak as the number of infections hit what was reported to be record levels.The Guardian reported Twitter’s move prompted concerns among government ministers and human rights specialists over freedom of speech and potential health risks for people in India and across the world.BBC News reported thousands of Twitter users in India also expressed discontent with the move. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa Boyadzhieva IndiaTwitter Author Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 APR 2021 center_img Tags India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy change Related Previous ArticleSpotify expands play in Facebook reachNext ArticleZTE’s patented technology value exceeds RMB 45 billion WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Twitter tipped for tiered subscription modellast_img

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