Indian IT Ministry denies crackdown on Twitter during 2021 farmers’ protests

  • The IT Ministry rebuffed Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s allegations that India had shut down Twitter or threatened its employees.
  • It confirmed Twitter was directed to block 3,750 URLs amid protests; the platform eventually complied after initially resisting.
  • The Ministry also dismissed claims of requesting user data, asserting it doesn’t maintain such data.
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