The official Twitter account of the Pakistani government has been banned in India.
According to reports when anyone attempts to access the Govt of Pak account, Twitter displays a message stating, “Account Withheld @GovtofPakistan’s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.”
This is the third time that the account has been restricted in India, with the previous incidents occurring last year in July and October of 2022. Now after the ban @GovtofPakistan” is currently unavailable to Indian users.
Last year, Twitter in India banned official accounts of Pakistan Embassies in the United Nations, Turkey, Iran, and Egypt. Additionally, in August, India blocked eight YouTube-based news channels, including one based in Pakistan, as well as a Facebook account that was disseminating “fake, anti-India content” online.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the emergency powers under Information Technology Rules, 2021, were used to take this action.
The blocked Indian YouTube channels were found to be using fake and sensational thumbnails, images of news anchors, and logos of certain TV news channels to mislead viewers into believing that the news was genuine.