The government has ordered Twitter to block 1,178 accounts with links to Pakistan and Khalistan supporters which were spreading misinformation and provocative content on farmers’ protest.
The IT Ministry shared a list of these Twitter accounts that were flagged by security agencies as accounts of Khalistan sympathisers or backed by Pakistan.
Earlier, the government had ordered Twitter to block 257 URLs and one hashtag spreading misinformation about farmers protest and will impact public order. It has also warned Twitter of penal action in case of failure to comply with the order. Twitter had blocked those accounts but unblocked them later.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has recently liked several tweets made by foreign-based celebrities in support of farmer protest.