MediaNama’s Nikhil Pahwa and G. Aarathi explore the Karnataka High Court’s recent dismissal of Twitter’s challenge against 39 government blocking orders, and the consequences it has on free speech, especially during an election year. While the Court argued that content blocking is a matter of state policy, Pahwa argues that the single-judge Bench missed an opportunity to ringfence the government’s broad censorship powers.
Watch the discussion here:
- Breaking: Karnataka HC Dismisses Twitter’s Petition Challenging Government’s Content Blocking Orders
- Why Is Twitter Suing The Indian Government?
- Indian Government Pushes To Dismiss Twitter 69A Challenge, Highlights ‘Miserable’ Non-Compliance With Indian Laws
- “Indian Laws Should Be Dictated By The Constitution”: Pranesh Prakash On Twitter’s Challenge To 39 Blocking Orders
- How Does A Section 69A Blocking Order Come Into Existence?