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MEITY holds meeting with Twitter execs, doesn’t say it demanded remaining accounts be blocked

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After Twitter on Wednesday put out a blog post saying it would only take action on some of the accounts ordered blocked in India by MEITY, the ministry appeared to retreat, and did not say that it demanded the rest of the account blocks it ordered to be enforced, per a lengthy readout of the call published by the ministry. "Secretary [Ajay Prakash Sawhney] expressed his deep disappointment to Twitter leadership about the manner in which Twitter has unwillingly, grudgingly and with great delay complied with the substantial parts of the order," the ministry said. The partial compliance with the MEITY orders, which called for several activists' and journalists' accounts to be blocked in India, represents an uneasy compromise between Twitter and the government. The government, for its part, demonstrated its uneasiness viscerally, comparing protesting farmers hoisting a Sikh flag…

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