What happened? Twitter, on June 26, "withheld" access to various tweets and accounts, including one post from journalist Rana Ayyub along with a few others pertaining to the 2021 farmer protests and the recent controversy surrounding the Gyanvapi mosque. Rana Ayyub tweeted an image of a "notice of withholding" sent by Twitter to her late on Sunday. In the email sent to Ayyub, the social media giant notes that her "account" is being withheld in India under the "the country’s Information Technology Act, 2020." Despite this wording, the email itself indicates that a single tweet (linked in the email) and not the whole account is being withheld. While the tweet is not available to view within India, it is still accessible to Twitter users around the world. Ayyub’s withheld tweet — dated April 9, 2021 — was a response to a…
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