On Monday evening Twitter has lift the restrictions that it had allegedly placed on the coverage of India’s farmer protests, a local fact-checker who initially reported the development. [Karachi]
“All accounts are back,” tweeted Mohammed Zubair, co-founder and fact-checking at Alt News.
All the accounts are back. https://t.co/TREwKzE8lh— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) February 1, 2021
Twitter’s alleged blocking of coverage around growing farmers’ protests in India earlier caused an outcry online to restrict access to major accounts, including those of posts, actors and respected left-wing politicians.
People quickly reacted to the development, tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Twitter Safety, Twitter Policy Director for India, Mahima Kaul and global head of policy, strategy and developer of micro blogging platform, Nick Pickles
This is appalling. The Caravan is one of India's most important independent news organizations. It publishes rigorous investigations that very few others have the courage, or the skill, to pull off. https://t.co/eiRSaldopS— Nicholas Dawes (@NicDawes) February 1, 2021
The year @Twitter discovered a conscience in the US and lost it in India.— Vaishna Roy (@vaishnaroy) February 1, 2021