Twitter blocks account of Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav in India

Twitter has blocked the account of Rajya Sabha MP and Samajwadi Party leader Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav, MediaNama reported on Thursday. This is one of the high-profile accounts blocked by the social media platform in India.

Twitter said that the account has been withheld in response to a legal notice for users accessing it in India. However, users outside the country can see the MP’s tweets normally.

It is not clear if Yadav’s account was blocked on the directives of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, for allegedly spreading misinformation about the farmers’ protest. The social media platform had on Wednesday said that it was blocking “a portion” of accounts that the government had directed it to take down but clarified that it has not taken any action against news media entities, journalists, activists and politicians

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