*Update, 29/6/22, 12:17 pm: On June 28th, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria remanded Zubair to police custody for four days. The custody order suggests that the extension will be used to take Zubair back to his home in Bengaluru, and recover the phone or laptop from which the tweet was posted. Twitter user @balajikijain (that flagged Zubair's tweet) has now deactivated their account. Responding to his arrest, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres stated that journalists should not be arrested for what they tweet, write, or say. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, was arrested by the Delhi Police on the evening of June 27th for a four-year-old tweet that allegedly insulted Hindus. Zubair has had multiple FIRs filed against him over the years for his tweets on fact-checking and misinformation in India. Why it matters: On June 26th,…
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