Twitter has censored more than 50 tweets critical of the Indian government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and did so at the request of the Indian government.
The 52 banned tweets are detailed in a disclosure notice on the Lumen database . The
censored accounts include a sitting member of India's Parliament, two filmmakers, an actor, and a West Bengal state minister.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge that the company may make certain tweets unable to be viewed by people within India
if the tweets violate local law. Twitter says it notified account holders before it withheld content to make them aware that the action was taken in response to a legal request from the government of India.
Indian law restricts the publication of
material that the government considers defamatory, or which could incite violence.
And in case you don't think that the Indian government deserves a little criticism: