Twitter, YouTube accept employment as censors for India’s regime

Source: The Intercept

“Twitter and YouTube censored a report critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in coordination with the government of India. Officials called for the Big Tech companies to take action against a BBC documentary exploring Modi’s role in a genocidal 2002 massacre in the Indian state of Gujarat, which the officials deemed a ‘propaganda piece.’ In a series of posts, Kanchan Gupta, senior adviser at the Indian government’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, denounced the BBC documentary as ‘hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage.’ He said that both Twitter and YouTube had been ordered block links to the film, before adding that the platforms ‘have complied with the directions.'” (01/24/23)