X blocks posts in India after election commission order

18 April 2024
2024-04-18 15:58

Social media platform X has blocked posts in India involving political speech following orders from the country's election commission ahead of upcoming polls, the company said on Tuesday. X said in a statement that they have withheld these posts for the remainder of the election period in compliance with the orders.
Despite complying, X expressed disagreement with the action and maintained that "freedom of expression should extend to these posts and political speech in general." The posts, which will be hidden from Indian audiences during the election period, included unverified claims about political opponents, the Election Commission of India said in a letter.

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