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Twitter Challenges India to Court Over Blocked-Tweets, Suspension Orders

  • Company fighting demands to block accounts and tweets
  • India’s government seeks more control over online discourse

Twitter Inc. is challenging a series of account-blocking and suspension orders in India, clashing once more with a government that’s sought to rein in US tech giants.

The social network operator has filed a legal petition to overturn as many as 39 blocking orders, arguing they’ve been too broad and arbitrary. The company complied with the orders under protest, but now seeks a ruling from the Karnataka High Court to set them aside, according to a person who has viewed the petition’s content.