Govt. notice to Twitter over genocide hashtags

Govt. sent a notice to the Twitter for the uses of "offensive" hashtags and handles on it.

The government had send notice to Twitter, warns it to take out action against the Twitter handles and the tweets which are posting offensive hashtags, if not withdrawn, the govt can otherwise registered cases against it.
The Centre had also warned the Twitter against the contents which users are posting with the hashtags #ModiPlanningFarmerGenocid. In a statement that released by government it said that "This is a motivated campaign to abuse, inflame and create tension in society on unsubstantiated grounds."
"The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had passed an interim order as a matter of emergency to block 257 URLs and 1 hashtag under section 69 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000." It releases an statement which said, "Incitement to genocide is not a freedom of speech. It is a threat to law and order."
 The official statement also warns about the serious penal action that could be taken and said, "Twitter is an intermediary and they are obliged to obey the direction of the government. Refusal to do so will invite penal action."
Twitter which is a micro blogging social networking platform had unilaterally unblocked accounts and tweets despite government order for blocking. "Twitter is an intermediary and they are obliged to obey the direction of government refusal to do so will invite penal action," according to sources.  The sources also mention "Twitter cannot sit as an appellate authority over the satisfaction of the authorities about its potential impact on derailing public order. It is only an intermediary. Twitter may face penal action for not complying with government orders."

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