February 4th – Due to dissatisfaction with the agricultural reform bill, a nationwide peasant protest broke out in India.
The Indian government recently warned social media Twitter about this matter, demanding that the accounts related to the protest be banned, otherwise it will face punishments under Indian law.
According to the report of The Times of India and the Financial Times on the 3rd, the Indian government threatened to face “criminal proceedings” and fines if Twitter does not block content and accounts related to protests in accordance with Indian official requirements.
Previously, Twitter banned a number of accounts linked to the protests on Monday (1st) on the grounds that they “incite violence and spread false news”.
But the move sparked criticism and questioning from some pro-free speech netizens, and Twitter subsequently lifted the blockade of these accounts.