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Twitter takedown orders were legal, but reasons can't be disclosed, Indian IT ministry says

By Phoebe Seers
  • 11 May 2021 03:47
  • 11 May 2021 03:47
India’s demands earlier this year that Twitter remove content from its platform followed due process and was legal, according to the country’s information-technology department, which in a letter published this week rejected claims that the order had misinterpreted the law.

However, the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology, or MeitY, told a

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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