Twitter concerned for the safety of its staff in India, after law enforcement visits local offices, which it says is police ‘intimidation tactics’
Tensions between Twitter and the Indian government continue to rise, after the platform made an extraordinary intervention this week.
On Monday Indian police visited Twitter’s office in New Delhi, over its labelling of a tweet by a governing party spokesman as “manipulated media.”
But Twitter has hit back and labelled the visit as a police ‘intimidation tactic’ and reportedly said that it is now concerned for the safety of its staff in the country.
Tensions have been growing between Twitter and the Indian government over the past few months.
In February Twitter refused an official request to remove over a thousand accounts from its platform.
The Indian government Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested that San Francisco-based Twitter remove more than 1,100 accounts and…