South Asia and Beyond

Twitter Tests Govt Patience

The spat between the government and Twitter has taken a serious turn after Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was locked out of his account. Twitter claimed he had violated the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Prasad has denied it and described Twitter’s action as a “gross violation” of the Information Technology Act since he was not given any prior intimation. Although Twitter unlocked his account an hour later, it was with a warning that nothing should be posted which violated the US copyright law.

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