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Twitter Warns India's New IT Rules Threaten Freedom of Expression

Days after its local office was raided by a special squad of New Delhi police, Twitter spoke out against this "form of intimidation," saying it's meant to encourage compliance over India's new IT regulations, which mandates content moderation. The company warned such enforcement would "inhibit free, open public conversation." Critics also suggest the rules are aimed at silencing opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration.

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    Twitter says it's concerned with India intimidation, requests 3 more months to comply with new IT rules

    Twitter says it's concerned with India intimidation, requests 3 more months to comply with new IT rules

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    TechCrunch - Manish Singh

    Twitter called the recent visit by police to its Indian offices a form of intimidation and said it was concerned by some of the requirements in New Delhi’s new IT rules. Speaking for the first time since a special squad of Delhi police made a surprise visit to two of its offices on Monday, Twitter …

    The Indian government's war with Twitter

    The Indian government's war with Twitter

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    BBC News - Soutik Biswas

    On Wednesday, a top Indian official held a virtual meeting with global executives of Twitter. There the social media giant was told that it was "welcome to do business in India", but it had to follow the laws of the country "irrespective of Twitter's own rules and guidelines". The backdrop of the …

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