India criticizes Big Tech censorship

India has criticized Meta’s Facebook and Instagram as well as Twitter for suspending accounts. The move is rather ironic considering the government has sent multiple content removal notices to social media platforms and represents a major turnaround for the country.

In a complaint filed this week, India’s Ministry of Information Technology claimed that the suspension of the Twitter account of Sanjay Hedge, a lawyer, violated free speech rights under the Indian constitution, reported the Times of India.

In 2019, the government said it would not get involved in the case of Twitter’s suspension of Hedge’s account.

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