Twitter Is Foreigner, Can’t Have FoE Protection Under Article 19: Centre Tells Karnataka HC

The central government argued before the Karnataka high court on Thursday that the US-based microblogging platform Twitter Inc. is not entitled to protection under Article 19 of the Constitution, which only grants freedom of speech and expression to Indian citizens and organisations, not to foreigners.

A number of blocking orders issued by the Centre between February 2, 2021, and February 28, 2022 were being contested by Twitter in court.

It stated that because the content creator was not given a heads-up, the directions were “arbitrary”. They are not entitled to protection under Article 19 as it is a foreign entity, the government’s additional solicitor general (South) R Sankaranarayanan argued before the HC.

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert on February 09 lambasts at former Twitter executives Vijaya Gadde and Yoel Roth for collusion with FBI and shadow banning her own Twitter handle.

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