GoI orders Twitter, Facebook to take down 100 posts related to Covid-19

Twitter and Facebook have taken down 100 posts in India which were critical of the Indian Government’s handling of the second wave coronavirus crisis. The order came from New Delhi and was reported by Twitter on the Lumen database, a Harvard University project.

The Indian Government confirmed on Sunday that it had ordered social networks Facebook and Twitter to take down posts that it deemed posted potential to incite panic amongst the public and hinder its efforts to contain the pandemic, or were simply misleading.

Twitter is one of the few companies that timely discloses takedown actions and also shared who made those requests.

MediaNama which first reported the order said the among the censored posts were high profile public figures such as Revanth Reddy (Member of Parliament), Moloy Ghatak (Minister in West Bengal), actor Vineet Kumar Singh and filmmakers Vinod Kapri and Avinash Das.



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