Monday, June 14, 2021
Home Fact-Check Is Twitter India censoring content of users from Kashmir?

Is Twitter India censoring content of users from Kashmir?

Hindustan Times yesterday reported that several Kashmiri Twitter users who frequently tweet on the Valley’s conflict received an email from Twitter India saying that an “official correspondence” was received about the content on these profiles violating “Indian law”.

The report says,

“The correspondence claims that your account is in violation of Indian law. Please note we may be obligated to take action regarding the content identified in the complaint in the future. Please let us know by replying to this email as soon as possible if you decide to voluntarily remove the content identified on your account.”

While the email does not specify which posts attracted the complaint, “a scrutiny of the Kashmiri profiles that have received the communication shows that some of the content they post take a separatist stand on Kashmir and severely question the role of the Indian state in Kashmir.”

The report does not specify which accounts received this email from Twitter India, nor does it divulge the content of these accounts. The writer of the story, Abhishek Saha, got called out for his lopsided reporting on Twitter.

Khalid Shah, who is a journalist based out of Kashmir, also adds that many accounts blocked by Twitter are “laced with content promoting Abu Dujana, Musa, Burhan Wani, AQIS etc.” and the accounts which do not breach the reasonable restrictions are still functional, which Saha has not reported.

Saha then clarifies that his story only focuses on users receiving the email from Twitter. Not who or why anyone received it.

Well, it would seem like partial reporting if you mention Twitter users receiving an email from Twitter India about content on their page, without divulging information on which handles got it for what content.

Perhaps screenshots of those tweets or handles could have given a slightly better picture on why Twitter is reaching out to these users. Khalid further states how the annexure which had details was ignored by Saha, which could have given clearer picture.

Indian Express carried out a similar story, except, they mention how they tried to access accounts and links mentioned in the annexure but most of it led to either a suspended account or deleted tweet. However, several of the links were still accessible. Saha fails to mention this in his report.

Saha then tries to defend his story by saying how the emails were sent as a means to curb Freedom of Speech. However, as per Khalid, most of these handles were militants sympathisers with pro-Musa content.

But seems like the reporting could be biased for a reason.

Of course, every story has a baffling, liberal twist.

Why should the Government of India want pro-militant and pro-separatists accounts blocked? After all, all they want to do is liberate India from the Hindus.

Essentially, Hindustan Times journalist Abhishek Saha wrote a story claiming Twitter is curbing freedom of speech of Kashmiris on behest of Government of India without specifying and getting into details about which these handles are and why were they sent a notice. He even defends it by saying how the focus of the story was the emails sent by Twitter and not the users who received. Which is baffling because wouldn’t that be more informative? The report misses out on giving details in the annexure, and that a lot of these posts were deemed to be pro-separatists and pro-militants, which is why the emails were sent.

About time peddling one-sided narrative comes to an end. Not sure which is more dangerous, false narrative or one-sided one?

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Nirwa Mehtahttps://medium.com/@nirwamehta
Politically incorrect. Author, Flawed But Fabulous.

Related Articles

Trending now

Dr Fauci, Peter Daszak and more: The damning involvement of American scientists and bureaucrats in suppressing truth about Covid origins

The email leaks of Dr Anthony Fauci shed light on the American complicity in helping China cover up the origins of COVID-19

Activist Kishore K Swamy arrested on charges of inciting communal riot for circulating ‘defamatory’ posts against DMK leaders

Activist Kishore K Swamy was arrested over a complaint filed by DMK IT Wing coordinator Ravichandran

Pakistan alleges India wants it to deny consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav so India can use it against Pak in ICJ

In July 2019, ICJ had directed Pakistan to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav and allow him consular access.

Mother of ISIS terrorist hopes that ‘kind-hearted’ PM Modi will pardon and ensure her daughter’s return to India

Four women from Kerala who had escaped with their husbands to join ISIS are now in a Afghan prison.

Telangana govt under fire for spending crores on luxury cars for bureaucrats in the middle of raging pandemic

Immersed in the debt of Rs 40,000 crores and mounting economic woes, the KCR government recently purchased 32 fleet of luxury cars for its bureaucrats

60-year-old woman gang-raped in front of her grandson: More horror stories emerge from Bengal as women speak up in SC

Women in West Bengal have moved the Supreme Court narrating the details of the horrifying gang-rapes they were subjected to in the post-poll violence by the members of ruling party.

Recently Popular

Kamal R Khan calls Mika Singh ‘anpadh gawar sooar’ after the singer released a diss track titled ‘KRK Kutta’: Here is how the feud...

The feud between KRK and Mika Singh descends to calling each other ‘dogs’ and ‘pigs’, here how it unfolded

How a ‘liberal’ filmmaker went from criticising Rahul Gandhi to saying ‘I am on your side’ and what it shows

Congress and their loyalists are still not able to get over the shock of not only losing 2019 elections, but BJP outperforming them and itself from the previous term.

PM Modi kills the manufactured stories about his rift with Yogi Adityanath with just three words

In a rare gesture, PM Modi publicly praised Yogi Adityanath for a scheme amid the manufactured reports about rift between the two

Mumbai: Video of a car sinking in a hole within seconds goes viral after incessant rains. Watch

The car has been pulled out with the help of a crane from the 40 feet deep well and no injuries have been reported.

Shiv Sena leader demands a flyover in Mumbai be renamed after Moinuddin Chishti, who credited himself for capturing Prithviraj Chauhan

The leader of the so-called Hindutva party stated that the Muslim community’s demand must be respected and the flyover be renamed at the earliest.

Karnataka: Ibrahim steals cow from his Hindu neighbour’s house, slaughters and sells the meat at local market

Ibrahim slaughtered the animal in his house and then went ahead and even sold the slaughtered meat at a local market.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
552,943FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe