Published on April 29, 2021
On April 22 and 23, the Indian Government ordered Twitter to block tweets relating to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. To my knowledge, no media house has compiled and reproduced all such tweets together in one place. Tweets that were live as of April 28 are linked (still accessible outside India) and reproduced below.
A BJP spokesperson claimed, in an interview to BBC, that the tweets were part of a coordinated and malicious campaign, were spreading misinformation, and were found to be against "national interest." Readers can be the judge of whether that claim holds any truth.
Note 1: While I believe Twitter should have not complied with all the government orders, it is commendable that they uploaded information about both orders to the Lumen Database (from which these links are sourced).
Note 2: I want this webpage to be accessible. Unfortunately, it's currently not. If you have the time, please consider submitting a pull request to this page to add alt text and subtitles to all the images.
Note 3: India is currently facing an unprecedented crisis, with lakhs of (officially recorded) COVID-19 cases each day. If you can afford it, please consider supporting non-profits fundraising to provide medical supplies to those who need it the most. This up-to-date list by Mutual Aid India is a great start.
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