Twitter concerned for its employees in India

Social media giant Twitter on Thursday expressed concern for its employees in India, days after Delhi police visited its offices here and in nearby Gurugram while probing an alleged “Congress toolkit”.

“Right now, we are concerned by recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression for the people we serve,” Twitter’s public policy team said.

The term “potential threat to freedom of expression” is most likely in reference to the government’s new IT guidelines. On Wednesday, the government issued a fresh advisory to all social media platforms for compliance of the new guidelines.

“To keep our service available, we will strive to comply with applicable law in India,” the micro-blogging platform said today in a statement.

Twitter further said that it is the collective responsibility of elected officials, industry, and civil society to safeguard the interests of the public.

Meanwhile, according to reports, messaging App Whatsapp has moved Court seeking to block the new IT regulations.

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