Twitter has filed a legal challenge

The social media giant has appealed to the Karnataka state high court against such “numerous” orders, sources told the BBC.
Twitter was responding to a letter from the government in June warning of “serious consequences” for non-compliance.
Twitter has more than 24 million users in India, on average.

Hours after the application, party minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote on Twitter that all foreign internet forums must comply with Indian law.
Sources close to the matter said the government had warned Twitter in June, saying it was “the last chance” for the company to comply with a series of restraining orders.
They fall under the Indian law of information technology which allows the government to block online content that “threatens state security” and public order among other things.

They said Twitter had chosen to go to court because of the “seriousness of the threats” as failure to comply with the law could lead to litigation.

The social media giant believes the directives are “systematically lacking and extremely deficient” in legal requirements and many of them “show excessive force and inequality,” sources said.

Indian government war with Twitter
In a few cases, for example, there is a need for all accounts to be blocked, and resources added. And a few accounts may include content posted on the “official handles of political parties”.

This is the latest step in the ongoing conflict between Twitter and the Indian-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Last year, authorities asked the social media giant to remove tweets and block accounts, citing opposition based on social media. This includes accounts and tweets related to last year’s major farmers’ protests and tweets criticizing the government’s management of the epidemic.

During the farmers’ protests, Twitter briefly blocked about 250 accounts in response to an official government notice, citing opposition based on public planning.

Twitter has filed a legal challenge

This includes the accounts of the investigative newsletter and activists and groups associated with supporting the long-running protests on the outskirts of Delhi.
But Twitter restored accounts within six hours, citing “insufficient reasons” for continued suspension.
Last year in February, Twitter was told it was “welcome to do business in India”, but had to follow the country’s laws “regardless of Twitter rules and regulations”.

In May, Twitter expressed concern about freedom of speech in India, days after police visited offices in the capital, Delhi.
Police issued a notice on the site after calling the BJP’s tweet “fraudulent media”.

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