250 twitter accounts blocked for using #farmergeniocide, govt ordered

Around 250 accounts and posts are removed by Twitter as they used #Modiplanningfarmergenocide hashtag, as per the orders of central government.

According to the ministry of home affairs, the tweets could affect conflicting law and order situations and the accounts are suspended to prevent the rise of violence. The directions are issued under section 69(A) of the information technology act.

The accounts consisting of Prasar Bharti CEO, Kisan Ekta Morcha, news portal Caravan India, actor Sushant, MP and CPI(M) leader Mohammed Salim have gone through suspension.

Suspending a Twitter account restricts access to post in accordance with the country's law and order. The accounts could also be available again and the restrictions are validated to a limit to a certain jurisdiction that has promulgated the valid legal demand. Whereas, these accounts are available outside India. The accounts will be restored soon as the legal teams are seeking an appropriate solution.

A day after the farmer's tractor rally about 500 accounts were suspended for 'spam and platform manipulation'.

A large number of Twitter accounts uploaded information about farmers' protests have been removed under section 69(A) of Meity. Under this section, platforms like Twitter prevent from reveal any message including blocking of accounts or tweets. The classified requirement presented under rule 16 of IT Blocking creates an unusual situation where citizens have the right to challenge blocking of online content but it's unavailable as they don't have access to legal orders.

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