Twitter and Indian government in showdown over farmers' protests

The Indian IT ministry had warned Twitter that it was overstepping. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGALORE - Twitter and the Indian government are lurching towards a showdown on free speech over the ongoing protests by farmers.

On Jan 31, scores of prominent Indian Twitter accounts were suddenly blocked in the country on the orders of the central government. These included the accounts of news site Caravan and actor Sushant Singh, as well as two accounts linked to the ongoing protests against new farming laws.

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