Twitter slammed for removing tweets critical of Indian government’s handling of coronavirus pandemic



(Natural News) Lawmakers and human rights activists in India on Monday, April 26, slammed Twitter’s decision to remove dozens of tweets seen to be critical of the Indian government’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Twitter, which has about 17.5 million users in India, removed 52 tweets after a legal request by the Indian government on Friday, April 23. These included tweets from a sitting member of India’s Parliament, two filmmakers, an actor and a West Bengal state minister.

Twitter says it notified the account owners of the censored tweets to make them aware that the action was taken in response to a legal request from the government of India.

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