Locked in a fierce battle over censorship and free speech, social media giant Twitter and the Indian government have created a storm- at the centre of which stands Jack Dorsey.
The conflict began with Twitter blocking or limiting access to posts critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading to a heated exchange between the two entities.
Twitter faced accusations of bias when it selectively restricted posts critical of the Modi government, raising concerns about freedom of speech and political interference.
Government demanded action against objectionable content, while Twitter defended free speech and resisted government interference.
Twitter faced criticism for not addressing hate speech and misinformation while also being accused of selectively suppressing government critics and dissenting voices.
The Indian government responded by issuing warnings of consequences and potential repercussions for Twitter and its executives, adding a legal dimension to the conflict.
Tensions rose as tweets by Indian politicians were labelled "manipulated media," questioning the platform's content verification role.
Dorsey, former Twitter CEO, became central in the controversy as he revealed government raids on non-compliant employees towards selective censorship.
The 'war' received global media attention, with outlets discussing power struggles, freedom of expression, and evolving social media governance.
The conflict raises questions on tech giants' roles in democratic societies, discussing content moderation, government influence, and transparent policies.