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Twitter, Challenging Orders to Remove Content, Sues India's Government

By Karan Deep Singh and Kate Conger

05 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Twitter is taking the Indian government to court over its haphazhard content takedown requests that are critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Twitter said Tuesday that it had sued the Indian government, escalating the social media company’s fight in the country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks more control over critical online posts.

Twitter’s suit, filed in the Karnataka High Court in Bangalore, challenges a recent order from the Indian government for the company to remove content and block dozens of accounts. Twitter complied with the order, which had a Monday deadline, but then sought judicial relief. A date has not been set for a judge to review Twitter’s suit.

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