Won’t Send My People To Jail In India For Violating Laws: Musk On Ban Of BBC Modi Documentary
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk on April 12 told the BBC that he would comply with the law of the land in India rather than send his people to jail as the country has “strict social media laws”.
In a Twitter Spaces interview with the BBC, he was asked about the micro-blogging platform taking down links related to the BBC’s documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“India has very strict social media laws. If it’s a choice between complying with the laws or going to jail, I’d rather comply with laws than have any of my people go to jail,” he said.
“We cannot go beyond the law of the country,” the Twitter CEO stressed.
The first part of the two-part BBC documentary series, ‘India: The Modi Question’ raised a storm in India and the Indian government banned it from being shown on social media, including Twitter, and elsewhere in the country.
Musk also said during the interview that there is less misinformation and hate speech on the micro-blogging platform since he took over.
The BBC had said in a statement: “We are speaking to Twitter to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The BBC is and always has been, independent. We are funded by the British public through the license fee.”
According to Musk, “I do actually follow the BBC” as “they have some great material”.
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Way to go, man! Choose money over ethics. 180 degrees turn from shouting freedom of speech to support your corrput friend trump. wow!April 24, 2023
Strict social media laws? what a laughing matter, how about we don’t want more people to understand that blood of innocents is on the hands of pm modi and his bandwagon of thuf running (rather ruining) india today.