In view of the devastating Corona virus outbreak in India, people are now questioning the rulers and criticizing the Modi government’s performance, which is not being tolerated. Users on the crisis-related social networking site Twitter
The Indian government has ordered Twitter to come up with a critical tweet after Modi took the government by surprise. The foreign news agency, citing local media in India, said that such tweets in which the Indian government regarding the situation of Karuna. Performance has been criticized.
An Indian official said the material in question was misleading or could spark panic.
“We cannot allow fake news that harms the country,” BJP national spokesperson Gopal Agarwal told the News channels.
A humanitarian disaster
The government made an emergency order to censor the tweets, Twitter revealed on Lumen, a database that keeps track of global government orders around online content.
Twitter did not specify which content it had taken down but media reports say it includes a tweet from a politician in West Bengal holding Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly responsible for Covid deaths, and from an actor criticizing Modi for holding political rallies while the virus raged.
The crisis was being worsened by fake news, he explained, pointing out that social media content had to be in line with the rule of law.
An official of the Minister of Electronics and IT had earlier told The Hindu newspaper that it was “necessary to take action against those who are misusing social media… for unethical purposes.”
But on social media, many criticized the government for focusing on “censorship” while the country was in the midst of a “humanitarian disaster
The whole India is petrified, citizens are searching for emergency help, coordinating life support & trying to keep the government accountable, but the GOI, instead of saving lives, is bringing social media censorship. Condemnable! https://t.co/DT43bWltHa— Amal Chandra (@ens_socialis) April 25, 2021
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They have been beheaded or removed from the website. According to Indian media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last week took emergency measures on Twitter to immediately remove tweets criticizing the government. Local media have reported that the orders to the government teacher are available on the Lemon Database website, which reviews online complaint-related material.
India is in the middle of a humanitarian disaster and Twitter preventing that from being shared is a moral failure https://t.co/gpn531ew0I— nilay patel (@reckless) April 24, 2021
Twitter has been overrun by reports of people falling sick, needing oxygen and beds. It has in the past been criticized for bowing to pressure from the Indian government.
More than 50 critical tweets have been issued so far following the government’s orders, including Indian ones. Actor Badr, a Member of Parliament, and Prime Minister Nari are among the journalists’ tweets Nader Modi was directly criticized or in which long lines of patients would be shown outside crematoriums and hospitals, even after which the Modi government is being criticized for tolerating criticism of the Modi government.