Twitter takes Indian govt to court over content takedown orders for legal review

Twitter is seeking to overturn some Indian government orders to take down content on Twitter

India’s IT ministry did not immediately respond on Tuesday - about Twitter’s legal move.

Late last month, Twitter was warned by India’s IT ministry of criminal proceedings

Twitter moves Karnataka HC against legality of content takedown orders - the source said

Twitter has argued that the blocking orders are procedurally and substantially deficient and demonstrate excessive use of powers

In April, the Centre issued emergency blocking orders to takedown over 100 “inflammatory” posts and accounts across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

New Delhi has said such measures were needed because the companies had violated Indians’ constitutional rights.