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Twitter restricts 50 tweets showing Muslim man in Ghaziabad being assaulted following law enforcement demand

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Twitter has restricted fifty tweets featuring video and images from a viral clip of a Muslim man in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh being assaulted, according to a recent filing with the Lumen Database by the social media platform. The tweets are withheld for users in India. Ghaziabad Police had claimed that this assault was being painted in a communal light when it was related to a personal dispute, and that the people assaulting the man included Hindus as well as Muslims. According to the filing, Twitter received the request on June 17; it was disclosed on Monday. Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari had been summoned last week for questioning by Uttar Pradesh police after the video went viral on the platform, following an FIR filed against the company for the issue. Twitter did not offer up any specifics in response to a request for comment, and provided its usual statement in relation to takedowns: "As explained in our Country Withheld Policy, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content in response to a valid legal demand or when the content has been found to violate local law(s). The withholdings are limited to the specific jurisdiction/country where the content is determined to be illegal. We notify the account holder directly so they’re aware that we’ve received a legal order pertaining to the account by sending a message to the email address associated with the account(s), if available. Read more about our Legal request FAQs.  The legal requests that we…

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