The microblogging company’s attempt to get a judicial review is part of a growing confrontation with the Indian government over content regulation. Twitter was warned by the IT ministry of criminal proceedings if it did not comply with some orders.
Twitter has been asked by the Indian authorities over the past year to act on content, including accounts supportive of an independent Sikh state and on dozens of tweets that were critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IT ministry did not immediately respond on Tuesday to a request for comment about Twitter’s legal move.
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