Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
TWITTER BLOCKS ACCOUNTS OF JAZZY B, 3 OTHERS ON GOVT REQUEST
Twitter has blocked local access to accounts of Canadian Punjabi singer Jazzy B and three others in response to a legal request from the government on Sunday under the Information Technology (IT) Act, according to the Lumen database that collects and analyses complaints and requests for removal of online material.
The accounts have been georestricted, which means they can be accessed outside India.
The other three accounts are that of Australian hip-hop artist L-fresh the Lion, California Sikh Youth Alliance, and @Tarande61695394. It was not immediately clear why requests for action against the four accounts were made.
They have been used to tweet in support of farmers protesting against the three farms laws passed in September last year. Jazzy B spent New Year’s Eve with the farmers sitting in at Delhi’s borders against the legislation.
There was no immediate response from Twitter to an HT request for comments.