May 27, 2021

Twitter worry over 'freedom of expression' in India

Congress complained to Twitter that the documents were fake - leading Twitter to mark some of the posts - including one by Mr Patra - as "Manipulated media". Under Twitter rules, it applies "Manipulated media" tags to posts that include "Media that have been deceptively altered or fabricated". Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp were given three months to comply with these rules. Twitter urged the government to "Consider a minimum of three months extension in order for Twitter to implement the rules". If Twitter had not complied, it could have meant jail time for Twitter's employees in India.

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