Pakistan’s Twitter Account Taken Down in India
ISLAMABAD, (IANS) – The Pakistan government’s Twitter account has been withheld in India due to a “legal demand”, the media reported on October 1.
The account displayed a message that said: “@GovtofPakistan’s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.”
The accounts include those of the Pakistani Embassy in the UN, Turkey, Iran, and Egypt.
Twitter issued a statement on India banning accounts of Pakistani journalists.
“As explained in our Country Withheld Policy, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content in response to a valid legal demand. The withholdings are limited to the specific jurisdiction/country where the content is determined to be illegal. The legal requests that we receive are detailed in the biannual Twitter Transparency Report, and requests to withhold content are published on Lumen,” Twitter said.
Pakistan said it is urging the tech company to restore access to the restricted accounts immediately and ensure adherence to democratic freedoms of speech and expression.