Twitter removes over 50 posts on govt orders; majority related to COVID-19
Twitter has eliminated over 50 posts from its platform following orders from the federal government. The majority of those tweets have been vital of the Centre’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic as India grappled with a report variety of instances amid scarcity of beds and medical oxygen.
Many of the eliminated tweets had content material related to scarcity of medication, beds, mass cremations, and the gathering of crowds at Kumbh (*50*) amid the pandemic. While blocked for viewing in India, these tweets will proceed to stay seen outdoors the nation.
Some of the verified accounts for which the tweets have been eliminated embrace, Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera, Member of Parliament Revanth Reddy, a minister from West Bengal Moloy Ghatak, ABP News editor Pankaj Jha, Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, filmmaker Avinash Das and filmmaker and former journalist Vinod Kapri.
The particulars of the order obtained by Twitter have been put up on the Lumen database, a mission of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University that collects and analyzes requests to take away materials from the net.
This story was first reported by expertise information web site Medianama.
Earlier in May, the Centre had requested Twitter to take away almost 1,200 accounts that had posted content material related to ‘farmer genocide’ amid the continuing protests by farmers towards the brand new farm legal guidelines.