India's Karnataka High Court dismissed Twitter's plea challenging the federal government's orders to block tweets and accounts and imposed a fine of 5 million rupees

On 30 June 2023, the High Court of Karnataka dismissed a plea from Twitter challenging orders from the government to block tweets and accounts critical of the government’s handling of the 2021 farmer protests as well as of the COVID-19 pandemic. The court noted that, after a long delay in complying with the orders, the company suddenly complied and at the same time approached the court challenging the orders. The plea was therefore dismissed, and the orders upheld.

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