Is India's government silencing critics on Twitter? - DW News.

The world's worst COVID 19 outbreak continues to spiral out of control in India. For the fifth straight day on Monday, the country recorded more than 300,000 cases, the highest global surges ever recorded. The increasing caseload has far outstripped available medical supplies, particularly oxygen. In the midst of the crisis in the country, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have emerged as life savers, literally. Indians are sharing pleas for help and information on availability of beds, oxygen and other medical supplies. But its also prompted criticism of the government's response to the crisis. Criticism that the government has decided to go after. Last week, following a 'legal request' from the government, Twitter blocked over 50 tweets in India, that were mostly critical of the government. According to a media report, the government felt these posts constituted 'social media misuse'.

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