Government asks Twitter to block 1200 accounts flagged as Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistan

Ministry of electronics and information technology has issued a fresh list of around 1200 accounts to Twitter, asking to suspend them or block them. These accounts were flagged by security agencies as accounts of Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistanis.

It has also been found that many of the accounts were also automated bots that were used for sharing and spreading misinformation and provocative news contents on farmer protests. But then too Twitter has not yet complied with the order senior government official said.

The government had also that the social media platform’s global chief Executive officer Jack Dorsey had liked some tweets by foreign celebrities made in support of farmers protests against the new farm laws.

The government had issued notice to Twitter under 69A of the information technology Act, which clearly says that central given net and its officers has issued this notice in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, Defense of India, security of state,friendly relations with foreign states and public order for preventing incitement to commission of cognizable offence May direct any agency or intermediary to block access to its services and accounts to resident within the territory of India.

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