Tech News Desk – The Central government on Thursday told the Karnataka High Court that the US-based microblogging platform cannot seek protection under Article 19 of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech and expression to Indian citizens and institutions. For the information of you guys, let us tell you that Twitter had approached the court challenging the blocking orders issued by the Central Government from 2 February 2021 to 28 February 2022. The company claims that the orders are arbitrary because they failed to provide information to the originators of the content first.
Additional Solicitor General (South) R Sankaranarayanan (R Sankaranarayanan) has made submissions before the High Court, contending before the High Court that microblogging platform Twitter is not entitled to protection under Article 19 as it is a foreign company . There is nothing arbitrary under Article 14 and Section 69(A). Therefore, Twitter is not entitled to any relief. For your information, let us inform that the hearing of this matter has been adjourned till 10th April.