Political Cartoonist Gets Twitter Notice on Govt Request Against his ‘Social Media Profile’
Cartoonist Manjul, who has worked for some of the top national dailies in the country, has been informed by Twitter that it had received a legal request from Indian law enforcement agencies to take action against his social media profile, claiming that it “violates the law(s) of India.”…
However, in the email, Twitter said it had not taken any action on the reported content – https://twitter.com/MANJULtoons – and informed the political cartoonist that he could take legal recourse if he wished to challenge the government’s request or even contact civil society organisations to seek a resolution or voluntarily delete content.
No specific tweet or cartoon was mentioned in the government’s ‘legal request’, it seems, and only the cartoonist’s ‘social profile’ is what has been objected to by the government…. Of late, Manjul has made several hard-hitting cartoons on the second wave of the pandemic, of people struggling for oxygen, or cremating their loved ones, hundreds of corpses found floating in rivers and government’s vaccine policy….