back to article India lifts 550-day Kashmir internet ban, tries to impose new Twitter ban

4G and wired internet services have been restored to Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim-majority Indian State that it stripped of semi-autonomous status in 2019. India and Pakistan dispute ownership of the region and a decades-long insurgency has fought for either independence or integration with Pakistan. India says insurgents are …

  1. Khaptain

    The medal for the best State sponsored media specialist goes to "Twitter "

    Twitter tries to defend free speech, ha ha ah aha ah aha ahah aha ah aha ha aha hhahah ahahah ahahahah ahaha

    The only thing that Twitter , FB et al defend is to ensure that their income keeps rolling in regardless of who is in power.... They appear to bend and buckle as required....

    Trump loved Twitter as it helped his cause, well at least until he got banned. I can't image that Biden cares to much for it and when he is no longer the flavor of the day, it will be interesting to see how he reacts when the Twitter storm is directed towards him...

    1. MiguelC Silver badge

      Re: "Trump loved Twitter as it helped his cause, well at least until he got banned"

      He only got banned after losing the election, as they (Twitter, FB, Google) stopped considering him an growth asset and moved him to the liabilities column.

    2. TeeCee Gold badge

      Re: The medal for the best State sponsored media specialist goes to "Twitter "

      Absolutely.

      The slight snag here is that if you wish to support free speech, you have to support all of it. That includes the likes of Trump, those waaay to the right of him and the mad marxists to boot.

      Put it this way. If the J&K mob actually were a bunch of swivel-eyed religious loons intent on mass murder to bring about the downfall of the Indian state, would you still be standing up for them?

      Global censorship according to the rules of what's "right" by the standards of a privileged, white, left-liberal westerner is just good, old-fashioned colonialism.

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