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Tweets critical of Byju’s get reported for violating Indian laws, Byju’s denies reporting them

Twitter's legal team on Wednesday night sent multiple users emails that said they had received complaints that some tweets critical of Byju's violated Indian laws. MediaNama reviewed four of the emails to users, which cited tweets over the past few months that included off-the-cuff comments on its business and an allegation that it was promoting "fake news". Separately, LinkedIn permanently banned Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, an angel investor who has been a vocal critic of the ed-tech company. Byju's confirmed that it reported Malpani's tweets to LinkedIn. Byjus Chief Operating Officer Mrinal Mohit denied to MediaNama that the company had reported tweets critical of it, or that they sent legal notices to Twitter to get them taken down; our interaction with him is below. In a statement that it shared separately, a Byju's spokesperson had this to say: Twitter allows users to report inaccurate, misleading, sensitive or inappropriate information. BYJU’S had exercised this option against information spread related to the company that was wrong or misrepresentative in nature. BYJU’S had reported a few tweets which were spreading inaccurate information that can be sensitive to different religious communities. As a transparent and proud company that is committed to transform the way students learn globally, we are focused to providing world-class content and stand against false information that hurts anyone without reason. Twitter declined to comment. [caption id="attachment_218908" align="aligncenter" width="550"] One of the tweets that Twitter said it had received a complaint on. Source[/caption] "As Twitter strongly believes in defending and respecting the…

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