Twitter follows government order to block 500 accounts in India — keeps jounros out of it

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Twitter said today that it’s taken action on more than 500 accounts in India, including permanently suspending some of them, based on government order. The social media company said that in the last 10 days, “several separate blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).” The company acted on some temporarily and then restored the accounts on the basis of free speech.  For context, earlier this month, Twitter restricted access to several high-profile accounts for folks in India. These included the Caravan magazine, pro-farmers organization Kisan Ekta Morcha, Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the chief executive of state-run radio agency Prasar…

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