Twitter told the Karnataka High Court that 50-60 percent of the tweets that the government had asked it to block may not cause any harm.
Twitter told the Karnataka High Court that 50-60 percent of the tweets that the government had asked it to block may not cause any harm. Let us tell you that the central government had asked the micro blogging platform to block certain accounts, URLs and tweets. The Karnataka High Court on Monday heard the petition filed by Twitter against this order of the Central Government.
Twitter alleges violation of freedom of expression
Twitter challenged the order because of a violation of freedom of expression. He said that without sending notice to the users, Twitter is being asked to remove their content. On September 1, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had filed a 101-page statement objecting to Twitter’s petition.
Challenging the direction of the central government, senior advocate Arvind Datar came to the court to present the arguments for Twitter. He said that the social media platform was following the rules laid down in the Information Technology Act.
Wrong also told not to issue notice to the users first
Apart from this, he informed that the company was against the instructions of the central government because it was asking users to block tweets, URLs and accounts without issuing notices. He said that the Center was asking to block many accounts, which would affect its business. Twitter’s lawyer also said that instead of blocking the tweet which was deemed not to be correct, the company was being asked to block the account because of political content.
The senior lawyer said that the content which was telecasted in the news media during the farmers’ agitation in Delhi was asked to be blocked on Twitter. Arguing he questioned that during the farmers’ agitation, I was asked to block the accounts. TV and print media are reporting, he questioned why he was then asked to block the accounts.