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Social Media Platform ‘X’ Takes a Stand: Withholding Accounts in Response to Indian Govt Executive Orders

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In response to the Indian government’s executive orders, Elon Musk’s popular social media platform ‘X’ has blocked some accounts and posts.

As a result of executive orders issued by the Indian government, social media platform ‘X’ is required to act on specific accounts and posts, or face significant fines and imprisonment as a result. This account and post will be withheld in India alone in compliance with the orders; however, we disagree with these actions and maintain that freedom of expression should also apply to these posts,” said the Global Government Affairs of ‘X’.

Global Government Affairs at ‘X also stated that they have provided impacted users with notices of these actions in accordance with their policies and that the writ appeal challenging the Indian government’s orders remains pending.

The executive orders cannot be published due to legal restrictions, but we believe that making them public is key to transparency. Inadequate disclosure can lead to arbitrary decision-making and a lack of accountability.

There are executive orders requiring social media platform ‘X’ to act on specific accounts and posts or face significant fines and imprisonment.

We will withhold these accounts and posts in India alone in accordance with the orders; however,…

February 21, 2024 – Global Government Affairs (@GlobalAffairs)

In July 2022, X’s account with the Pakistani government was withheld in India. This was reportedly the second such incident in recent months.

According to intelligence agencies, YouTube was ordered to block 45 YouTube videos from 10 YouTube channels later in October based on inputs from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, the videos were blocked on October 23.

A total of over 1 crore 30 lakh views were generated by the blocked videos. These videos included fake news and morphed videos that were intended to spread hatred among religious groups. False claims include claims that the Government has taken away religious rights from certain communities, violent threats against religious communities, and declarations of civil war in India.

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