Washington Post: The United States can’t keep ignoring India’s Internet abuses
Despite misleading reports to the contrary from local media, the threat was hollow. Whether Twitter keeps its “safe harbor” protections isn’t up to Mr. Modi and his ministers, but to the Indian courts. Yet it is precisely this tension that makes today’s events in the world’s largest democracy so important to the rest of the world: This isn’t China, where any regime-restraining rule of law has long been absent. India’s lurches toward authoritarianism are obstructed by its own institutions — so the ruling party has turned to intimidation tactics to get what it wants, like putting employees’ physical liberty in danger with laws like the cybersecurity regulation.