India has made an emergency order to censor tweets critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As cases hit world records, Twitter has withheld some of the tweets due to a legal appeal from the government. Per the government’s request at least 52 tweets were mentioned to be taken down including those with a significant follower count such as a lawmaker, a state minister, and a filmmaker.
The law cited in the government’s request was the Information Technology Act, 2000.
“When we receive a valid legal request, we review it under both the Twitter Rules and local law,” the Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.
Twitter stated that they have notified all users who have had posts take down – One user publicly shared the message from the platform.
Tim Hill told Ticker news the whole process is “angering the community who uses twitter.”
“This could mark a new era of how we deal with misinformation.”
This is not the first time we have seen censorship on Twitter as former President Donald Trump was banned permanently of Twitter due to “incitement of violence”.
This is one of the first instances of governments requesting removal of posts.
Japan court rules ban on same-sex marriage is allowed
There are concerns for equality in Japan after a court ruled a ban on same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional.
It’s a major blow for the country’s gay couples, with Japan remaining the only G-7 member nation not to allow people of the same sex to wed.
This is all despite wide-sweeping opinion polls which show a majority of the public is actually in favour of marriage equality.
Several regions have now begun issuing partnership certificates in an attempt to help impacted couples rent properties together and gain hospital visitation rights.
This most recent case in Osaka was brought forward by three same-sex couples, two male and one female.
Japan’s constitution currently defines marriage as being based on “the mutual consent of both sexes”.
The court found marriage is still defined as being only between opposite genders… noting not enough debate on same-sex marriage has taken place in the country to warrant changing this.
Under current rules, same-sex couples living in Japan are also unable to inherit their partner’s assets, and have no parental rights over their partner’s children.
‘Sesame Street’ put a twist on ‘Friends’ intro for father’s day
Your favourite muppets have put a twist on a popular TV show intro to salute dads this Father’s day
A special video from “Sesame Street” themed to the classic opening of “Friends” is bound to make you smile.
The classic educational kids’ program took to social media to share the viral clip.
The video is a full-on throwback to many of the things we loved about “Friends,” but this time seen through a lens of some of our favorite Muppets and their dads.
“To all the fathers and father figures raising amazing kids, thank you for being there. Sing along with your favorite families from the neighborhood in this very special parody song,” Sesame Street tweeted.
Over two minutes, we get all kinds of hilarious reimaginings of “Friends” references, like a few lines of “Smelly Cat”
“We love you every day and week and month and every year,” go the lyrics.
Elijah even echoes Chandler by saying, “Could there be anything better than being a dad?”
The ending will melt your heart, in a beautiful nod to all the fathers and father figures raising kids, the much loved characters show their love for one another outside of the iconic friends fountain
Why is Prince harrying suing the publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail?
Details of the Duke of Sussex’s latest legal claim against the publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday are coming to light
Prince Harry is suing Daily papers over an article published in February.
His barrister said the story about a dispute over his family’s security arrangements tried to manipulate public opinion.
But the publisher of Daily Mail said it contained “no hint of impropriety” and was not defamatory.
The story, published in the Mail on Sunday and online, referred to the prince’s separate legal case against the Home Office over security arrangements when he and his family are in the UK.
Prince Harry says it caused him “substantial hurt, embarrassment and distress, which is continuing”.
The prince’s barrister said the article suggested he had “lied in his initial public statements” by claiming to have always been willing to pay for police protection in the UK.
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