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The role of the Center was clarified when the Central Government dispute started against Twitter

#BJPGovtDictatingTwitter : Modi government warns social media companies

 Modi government warns social media companies , While the Center and Twitter are currently at loggerheads over the ban on Twitter accounts, the Modi government at the Center has clarified its position on social media in the upper house of Parliament today. On behalf of the Union government, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad clarified his position on the issue and supported the directives given by the Center to social media companies. The Union Law Minister has issued a direct warning to take stern action against social media companies.

After the commencement of Parliament on Thursday, Ravi Shankar Prasad clarified the role of the Central Government in the ongoing turmoil on social media. Ravi Shankar Prasad warned that the central government respects social media but action will be taken against those who misuse social media in violation of the rules. “We have great respect for social media. Social media has made everyone more capable and powerful. Social media has played a major role in the drive to digitize India. However, if social media is used to spread false information and incite violence, action will be taken against it, ”said Ravi Shankar Prasad in the Rajya Sabha.

We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people. Social media has a big role in Digital India program. However, if social media is misused to spread fake news, violence then action will be taken: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/M2NTIrh1ia

- ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2021

Some of the Twitter accounts recently banned by the Indian government have also been blocked by Twitter. But this action is limited to India only. "Accounts of civil society, politicians and the media are not blocked by Twitter, and we are committed to the fundamental right to freedom of expression in accordance with the law of the land," Twitter said in a statement on Wednesday. "We are considering other options while maintaining freedom of expression in compliance with Indian law," Twitter said.


The Indian government had ordered Twitter to close the accounts from which false information was being spread. The text of the farmers' agitation was posted on Twitter. Therefore, if the government's orders are not followed, the Center has warned to take strict action. Twitter had informed the ministry that it had taken action on at least 500 accounts. Some accounts have been permanently banned. "Even if we close some of the accounts on the orders of the Indian government, they will be available outside India. These accounts cannot be banned worldwide," Twitter said.

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