Govt's ultimatum to Twitter: Block offending pages or face action

The Indian Government has given an ultimatum to social networking site Twitter to block nearly 30 of its webpages which continue to host morphed and inflammatory contents or face punitive action.

New Delhi: The Indian Government has given an ultimatum to social networking site Twitter to block nearly 30 of its webpages which continue to host morphed and inflammatory contents or face punitive action.

The move comes after Union Home Secretary R K Singh asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEIT) to serve the ultimatum on Twitter as it failed to comply with the government order to block 28 webpages in its site.

Singh told DEIT to take appropriate action if the offending webpages are not blocked immediately by Twitter.

Govts ultimatum to Twitter: Block offending pages or face action

Twitter could face punitive action. AFP

Government had already ordered blocking of 310 webpages where morphed and inflammatory content was uploaded with the aim to incite Muslims in India leading to the mass exodus of people of the Northeastern region from places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

PTI

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