Twitter blocks hundreds of accounts over India farm protests on government order

Twitter on Monday temporarily blocked scores of accounts and tweets in India at the Hindu nationalist government’s request, including those of a prominent news magazine and farmers staging mass protests in the capital. An IT ministry source told AFP the government had directed the social media giant to act against about 250 Twitter accounts and tweets that posed a “grave threat to public order”. The accounts were blocked on Monday afternoon but were accessible again hours later. Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting since November 26 in camps on the outskirts of New Delhi against t…

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