The official Pakistani government Twitter account retained

Details expected This comes after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has already suspended 16 YouTube news stations, including six from Pakistan, for promoting lies about national security, international relations and public order of India.

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Islamabad, first published July 7, 2022, 4:55 PM IST

Twitter “hidden” the official address of the Pakistani government in India on Thursday. Twitter’s recent move in India comes just days after it blocked the accounts of several Pakistani embassies, as well as the government-run Radio Pakistan. Twitter said in a statement posted by AFP that the prohibitions were “limited to the specific jurisdiction/country where the material is considered prohibited”.

In response, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) took to Twitter and said, “SM platforms must adhere to applicable international standards; we urge Twitter to restore immediate access to our accounts and ensure respect for democratic freedoms of speech and expression.

It comes after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has already suspended 16 YouTube news stations, including six from Pakistan, for promoting lies about national security, international relations and public order. India. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, YouTube channels in India were spreading unconfirmed false information in order to sow fear, stir up communal strife and disrupt public order.

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Meanwhile, Twitter has apparently sought judicial review of the Indian government’s claims, despite ongoing operations against particular accounts. Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw meanwhile backed the government’s position and said it was essential to keep social media accountable. “Globally, social media accountability has become a valid issue. It’s critical to hold it accountable. Which will start with self-regulation, then industry regulation, followed by government regulation,” Vaishnaw said.

Furthermore, India has already condemned Pakistan for spreading fake news on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Pakistan is constantly reprimanded by the international community for its human rights violations. In addition, the country’s politics are unstable, with frequent rallies and demonstrations.

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Last updated July 7, 2022 5:55 PM IST

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