Musk says Twitter must follow the law of the land in India

In a countersuit against the micro-blogging platform filed in a Delaware court in the US late Friday, Musk said he was “hoodwinked” to sign a $44 billion Twitter acquisition deal.

“In July, Twitter sued the Indian government to challenge necessary orders to remove content and block dozens of accounts,” New York Times reporter Kate Conger tweeted.

“Musk made an issue of this saying it jeopardizes one of Twitter’s biggest markets and suggests that Twitter should comply with local law in India,” Kanger said.

Twitter last moved the Karnataka High Court against the Government of India’s order to remove certain content on its platform, on the grounds that the IT ministry’s order to block content “on the grounds provided under section 69A of the IT Act”. test” do not pass. ,

Twitter alleged in its writ petition that many of the accounts and content included in the blocking order are either “overbroad and arbitrary”, fail to give notice to the “promoters” of the content, and in many cases are “disproportionate”.

The Musk countersuit said that “in 2021, India’s Ministry of Information Technology implemented certain rules that allowed the government to investigate social media posts, identify information, and prosecute companies that refused to comply.” Gave”.

Musk said the micro-blogging platform must “respect the laws of the countries in which Twitter operates”.

Twitter responded to Musk’s allegations, saying it “respectfully refers the court for his complete and accurate content”, and denied his claims.

Musk said Twitter “didn’t make him aware of its lawsuit against the Indian government”, making the company the third-largest market “at risk”.

Twitter responded by saying that its actions in India are in line with its “global practice” of challenging government requests or laws.

Twitter has dragged Musk’s billionaire friends into a legal battle with Tesla starting October 17.

Twitter argues that Musk signed a contract to buy the company, and is using spam accounts as a false pretense to scuttle the deal.

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