Jack Dorsey: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has claimed in an interview that he had to face government pressure during the farmer’s movement.
In fact, Dorsey has given an interview to the YouTube channel Breaking Points, claiming that at that time Twitter had received many requests from India, including accounts covering the farmer’s movement, as well as those opposing the government for the movement. The accounts were asked to be closed.
In a YouTube Show ‘Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar’, Twitter’s former CEO Jack Dorsey alleged that, “India had many requests of us around the farmers’ protest, around journalists who were critical of the Govt and manifested in ways such as we were shut down in India,… pic.twitter.com/8tgNMC5JCS
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News agency ANI has tweeted about the interview. It is being said that Jack Dorsey was asked whether you had to face any kind of pressure from any foreign governments in the past years? Dorsey said that such requests had come to him from India, in which requests were made regarding the protest of the farmers.
Farmers had started the movement
Tell that in the year 2021, the Government of India had brought three agricultural laws. After a lot of protest, the government had withdrawn these three black laws. Thousands of farmers protested against these three laws on the border of Delhi, which started around November 2020.
Government of India called Dorsey’s claim false
Twitter’s co-founder Dorsey’s claim was rejected by the Indian government’s minister. IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday strongly denied former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s claim that the social media platform came under pressure from the Indian government during the farmers’ protest.
“This is an outright lie by Jack Dorsey – perhaps an attempt to brush out that very dubious period of twitters history. Twitter under Dorsey & his team were in repeated & continuous violations of Indian law. As a matter of fact, they were in non-compliance with law repeatedly… pic.twitter.com/UrvrYyvkqV
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Taking to Twitter to refute Dorsey’s allegation, Chandrasekhar said, “This is a blatant lie by @jack – probably an attempt to erase that very questionable period of Twitter history (sic).”