Social media giant Twitter on Tuesday reached out to the Indian government in view of the request to remove over 1000 accounts over the charges of spreading hate propaganda in the nation against the ongoing farmers’ protest. Twitter officials has contacted the government of India to hold a formal dialogue. It also iterated that the security of its employees is the topmost priority for the company.
The government, on February 4, had ordered Twitter to block 1,178 accounts with links to Pakistan and Khalistan supporters that were spreading misinformation and provocative content on farmers’ protest.
“Safety of our employees is a top priority for us at Twitter. We continue to be engaged with the Government of India from a position of respect and have reached out to the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for a formal dialogue,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
The development comes after the government ordered Twitter to take down 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation around farmers’ protests.
‘We continue to be engaged with the Government of India from a position of respect and have reached out to the Honorable Minister, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, for a formal dialogue, the official added.