On Centre’s Request, Twitter Blocks at Least 50 Posts Related to Ghaziabad Attack
Twitter on Monday removed at least 50 tweets related to the Loni assault case, in which an elderly Muslim man was allegedly kidnapped, beaten up and asked to chant “Jai Shri Ram” by his assailants in Ghaziabad. The man reportedly said that his beard was also cut off.
On June 17, a legal demand order was sent to the social media giant by the Centre to block such tweets, a copy of which The Wire has seen. The move comes even as the Ghaziabad Police on June 17 sent a legal request to Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari in the case. Maheshwari has offered to join the probe through video conference.
Most of the tweets blocked by the social media giant concerned videos of the assault victim, 72-year-old Abdul Samad Saifi, narrating his ordeal….