The Twitter account of the Pakistan government was blocked by a social media company in India on Saturday, saying the move came in response to the Centre’s legal demand.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that India ranked second in asking for information on platform users and was among the top five countries to issue content-blocking orders to Twitter in a reporting time frame for all types of users.
The micro-blogging website observed that in the last six months of 2021, it entered 326 legal requisitions to block content posted by accounts of vindicated intelligencers and news companies, of which 114 came from India, accounting for the total number of blocked requests. accounted for more than a third. Countries like Turkey, Russia and Pakistan along with India made it to the top four in issuing such demands on Twitter.
” 349 accounts of confirmed newsmen and news outlets located around the world were subject to 326 lawful requisitions, a 103 increment in the number of accounts since the last reporting period( January- December 2021),” Twitter told.” This shaft is largely attributable to legal demands submitted by India( 114), Turkey( 78), Russia( 55), and Pakistan( 48).