The Indian government gets Twitter to block several accounts which were apparently not to its liking. Not all the accounts had anything with the Hindu-Muslim violence which, according to the government, was caused by hate messages on Twitter. Some of the accounts blocked parodied the tweets sent by the Prime Minister’s Office. Here Storified are reports, reactions and tweets from some of the accounts. The New York Times said: “The government, used to exerting significant control over media like newspapers, films and television, has in recent months been frustrated in its effort to extend similar and greater regulations to Web sites, most of which are based in the United States.”
India gets Twitter to block several accounts
The Indian government gets Twitter to block several accounts. Here are reports, reactions and tweets from some of those accounts.
Storified by Abhijit · Thu, Aug 23 2012 07:20:03