Farmers Protest: Musk X Disagrees With Govt Order to Suspend Accounts

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Elon Musk's X (Formerly known as Twitter) has received orders from the Indian Government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The order is to hold back certain accounts and posts involved in spreading misconceptions about the ongoing farmers' protest.

The microblogging platform adheres to the orders but disagrees with the government's move against freedom of speech and expression.

The platform has posted in its Global Government Affairs account, stating, "The Indian government has issued executive orders requiring X to act on specific accounts and posts, subject to potential penalties including significant fines and imprisonment.

In compliance with the orders, we will withhold these accounts and posts in India alone; however, we disagree with these actions and maintain that freedom of expression should extend to these posts.

Consistent with our position, a writ appeal challenging the Indian government's blocking orders remains pending. We have also provided the impacted users with notice of these actions in accordance with our policies.

Due to legal restrictions, we are unable to publish the executive orders, but we believe that making them public is essential for transparency. This lack of disclosure can lead to a lack of accountability and arbitrary decision-making."