Islamist propagandist and Journalist Rana Ayyub posted a notice from Twitter on Sunday which informed her that the microblogging site has withheld her account in India under Information Technology Act, 2000. As soon as Ayyub got the information about it in her email, all hell broke loose, and the ecosystem that backs her propaganda-filled reports and tweets came out in her support. Notably, in the tweet that has been withheld, Ayyub had cast aspersions on the judiciary in connection to the disputed structures called mosques.
Twitter’s policy is very clear about withholding accounts. It does so in case of a valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity. Such withholdings will be limited to the specific jurisdiction that has issued the valid legal demand or where the content has been found to violate local law(s),” Twitter’s policy says. Further, Twitter says that it is compelled to withhold the entire specified account in response to a valid legal demand such as a court order. Meanwhile, In February, the Enforcement Directorate attached Rs 1.77 crore of Washington Post columnist Rana Ayyub in a money laundering case. According to an official, Ayyub allegedly utilized the parts of donations meant for three campaigns, for personal expenses.