The Indian government ordered Twitter and YouTube to prevent the sharing of a BBC documentary called “India: The Modi Question.” This included the removal of multiple YouTube videos and tweets related to the documentary, and also prohibited the sharing of any clips from it on social media.
The BBC aired a two-part documentary on January 17, 2023, that examined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his actions during the 2002 Gujarat riots. This documentary was titled “India: The Modi Question”
On Saturday, Kanchan Gupta, a senior advisor at India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, stated in a tweet that the government had used emergency powers under the country’s information technology rules to issue directions for blocking the sharing of clips from the documentary.
Important— Kanchan Gupta 🇮🇳 (@KanchanGupta) January 21, 2023
Videos sharing @BBCWorld hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage, disguised as ‘documentary’, on @YouTube and tweets sharing links to the BBC documentary have been blocked under India’s sovereign laws and rules.
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