Twitter concerned for staff in India after row over account removals
Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its employees in India after the company’s refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove more than 1,000 accounts connected to the farmer protests in the country.
In a statement, Twitter said it had reached out to the Indian government for a “formal dialogue” after the ministry of information and technology requested the removal of 1,178 listed Twitter handles….
The accounts under government scrutiny have been sharing material connected to the farmers’ protests, which began in November. Hundreds of thousands of farmers have since camped out at protest sites around Delhi and participated in huge marches and strikes to demand the repeal of new farm laws….