India’s impression on Twitter is having an impact. Social media company Twitter has blocked 97 percent of its accounts following strict government orders. This is the account about which the complaint was made by the IT Ministry. From this Twitter account, farmers were tweeting about the agitation with provocative hashtags. This move by Twitter will ease the government as well as its struggle.
The government had asked to take action against a total of 1435 Twitter accounts, of which 1398 accounts have been blocked so far, a media statement said. In fact, the proceedings were followed by a meeting via Twitter. Several officials, including IT secretary Ajay Prakash, met with top Twitter executives and made it clear that the company should follow Indian laws. After the meeting, the US company Twitter took action against the users.
Sources in the government said the company is working on the remaining Twitter accounts, including sending notices to users and other such measures. The government provided details of 1,178 accounts, citing the possible relationship between Khalistan and Pakistan, which the company has blocked. The government also provided a list of 257 handles for the controversial hashtag. 220 of which have been blocked.