The Twitter account of Indian-Canadian singer Jazzy B has been blocked in India following a request from the Indian government. In addition to his own, he has also restricted four other accounts to comply with Twitter’s legal request, according to U.S.-based Collaborative Archive Lumen Database data. A message from the Punjabi rapper’s Twitter account reads: “@ jazzyb’s account has not been approved in India in response to a legal request.” Jazzy visited the Singhu border in December to help farmers who were protesting against the new farmers ’laws. Jazzy B has also had the support of farmers through social media platforms and has posted various information about the protests on Twitter.
Twitter has also taken into account four measures that include hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion. Accounts are “geo-restricted,” meaning people outside of India can still access accounts. In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson told IANS that when it receives a valid legal request, it will review it in accordance with Twitter Rules and local law.
“If the content violates the Twitter Rules, the content will be removed from the service. In all cases, we will notify the account holder directly so that they know that we have received a legal order regarding the account,” the spokesperson said. Before withholding the content, Twitter informed the account owners that they are aware that measures have been taken in response to the legal request made by the Indian government.
Here’s what Jazzy B’s Twitter account looks like:
Earlier Monday, in a discussion with the Ministry of IT for compliance with the new IT rules, Twitter said it has had a deep commitment to India and maintains and maintains the Vital public dialogue that is taking place in the service.
“We have assured the Government of India that Twitter is making every effort to comply with the new Guidelines, and that it has shared an overview of our progress. We will continue with our constructive dialogue with the Government of India,” the company said in a recent statement. .
The Indian government has told the microblogging platform that the company’s responses are now clear that it has not yet disclosed the details of the General Enforcement Office as mandated in the rules.
The Ministry of Information Technology said in its latest statement that the complainant’s designated official and the main contact person of the platform are not its employees in India, according to the new rules.
The platform and center have been in the Big Heads for a long time.
In April, Twitter fired at least 50 tweets at the behest of the Indian government for criticizing the ongoing manipulation of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Data available in the Lumen database has shown that the microblogging platform has deleted more than 50 tweets for people like Telangana deputy Revanth Reddy; Moloy Ghatak, Minister of State of West Bengal; two filmmakers; one actor and another.
In February, Twitter carried out numerous enforcement actions against certain Twitter accounts after the Indian government ordered the removal of more than 500 accounts for violating its rules.