The US asked India to strike a balance between national security and Internet freedom. The US has said it stands ready to assist US social media companies in their “conversations” with New Delhi. “We are in constant contact with our various companies as they reach out to us, as they need us,” State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday.

A report from New Delhi’s mentions a warning to Twitter to block some 20 accounts for allegedly spreading false reports.

When asked if potential action against Twitter would be inconsistent with freedom of expression, Nuland said: “Again, these companies are talking to the Indian government about application of Indian law within the context of internet freedom.”

“The general principle of respect for freedom of expression, respect for the unique characteristics of the online environment, needs to be respected even as they work through whether there are things these companies can do to help calm the environment,” she said.


Source: Google News