Twitter has blocked around a million tweets relating to Kashmir on orders given by the Indian government, an investigation reveals

The investigation, conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists, reported that hundreds of thousands of tweets from August 2017 to present day had been blocked in India under Twitter’s country withheld content policy, most of which pertained to Kashmir.

The CPJ is an independent organisation that works to promote press freedom worldwide. They managed to recover requests sent by India to Twitter, from August 2017 to August 2019 from Lumen.

The CPJ also discovered 53 letters by the Indian government asking Twitter to block 400 accounts on the social networking site in this time period. 45% of these accounts mentioned Kashmir in their Twitter handle or bio, or had recently tweeted about the region, according to CPJ.

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