Twitter Is Blocking Tweets That Criticize How The Indian Government Has Handled The Pandemic

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2021
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As India’s coronavirus pandemic burns out of control, the country’s government is cracking down — on social media. On Thursday, India’s government ordered Twitter to block more than 50 tweets that criticized how it has handled the pandemic. Twitter complied, preventing people in the country from viewing the posts from people who include a state minister, an opposition member of the Indian Parliament, filmmakers, an actor, two journalists, and several ordinary people.

On Saturday, Twitter published details about the order to the Lumen database, a Harvard University project that keeps...

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