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Twitter blocked the account of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for an hour, gave this reason

Twitter later unblocked Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account with a warning. He has shared the screenshot of Twitter on the Ku app

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Another controversy seems to be born amidst the tussle between the Government of India and the social media platform Twitter. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has told that Twitter blocked his account for about an hour today. Explaining the reason behind this, Twitter said that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of America has been violated by Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Twitter later unblocked Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account with a warning. He has shared the screenshot of Twitter on the Ku app. After this shared this screenshot on Twitter as well. Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote, ‘A very strange incident happened today. Twitter blocked my account for an hour.

 

 

 

On this action of Twitter, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the action of Twitter was one of the gross violation of Rule 4 (8) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules, 2021. The Union Minister said that the company did not give me any notice before closing the account. He further added that any social media platform will have to comply with the new IT rules. There will be no compromise on this.

Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Twitter’s action shows that it is not in favor of freedom of speech. Twitter is only interested in driving its agenda. Tension is brewing between the company and the Indian government over Twitter not complying with the new IT rules that came into effect from 26 May 2021. Recently, the basis of legal protection in India from Twitter has been withdrawn.

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