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Farmers’ Protests: Centre Asks Twitter To Block 1,178 More Accounts With Khalistan, Pakistan Links

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New Delhi: The government has served another notice to social media giant Twitter, asking it to block as many as 1,178 accounts over their alleged links with Khalistan sympathisers or Pakistan links.

The latest direction comes days after the Centre asked it to block 250 accounts spreading misinformation and spreading hashtags like “farmers genocide” on the popular social media platform. Twitter is yet to completely comply with the Centre’s orders.

The current notice was served on Thursday last week, reported Times of India citing sources, adding that the demand was made by the IT ministry after a report by the home ministry. The new list comprises accounts belonging to Khalistan sympathisers and those with Pakistan links. Some also are automated chatbots used to amplify misinformation on farmers’ protests.

The direction to block these accounts has been made on the ground that they may cause threat to public order amid the ongoing farmers’ protests in the country. The microblogging site has been under the lens of the IT ministry for “violating Indian law” by not acting against those spreading misinformation on “farmers protests”.

Recently, the IT ministry had directed Twitter to block around 250 Twitter accounts, which were spreading misformation and were using offensive hashtags. After blocking these accounts for one day, Twitter unblocked them asserting they were not spreading “inflammatory speech”. The Centre then said Twitter was obliged to obey “the direction of the government” and any refusal to do so will invite “penal action” under Section 69A of the Act.

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