Twitter says India's order to block accounts inconsistent with local law

Twitter says India's order to block accounts inconsistent with local law

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it has restricted access to some of the accounts that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had asked it to block, but the accounts were still available outside India.

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph
The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

NEW DELHI: Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it has restricted access to some of the accounts that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had asked it to block, but the accounts were still available outside India.

It believes the government's orders are not consistent with Indian law, Twitter added.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Source: Reuters

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