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Delhi Police demands X to remove Mohammed Zubair's account or post

Delhi Police demands X to remove Mohammed Zubairs account or post

New Delhi: In a post on X, fact-checker and journalist Mohammed Zubair said that the Delhi Police had asked the platform to take down either a particular post by him or the entire account, The Wire reported.

He, a co-founder of the fact-checking site Alt News and has 1.1 million followers on X, posted the screenshot of an email he received from X that suggests so. The screenshot shows an excerpt from a routine notification that X sends users on whose handles it receives removal requests.

The email read, "In the interest of transparency, we are writing to inform you that X has received a request from Delhi Police regarding your X account, @zoo_bear, that claims the following content violates India's Information Technology Act."

However, the screenshot containing X's message does not specify whether the whole account violates the Act or just a specific post. However, X said that it has not taken any action regarding the reported content.

Zubair wrote in the post, "They want X to take down my account as it violates India's Information Technology Act."

It was in 2022 that Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police, accusing him of hurting religious sentiments. The arrest was over a post he shared, which included a screenshot from a 1983 Hindi movie. He was named in six cases then and jailed until the Supreme Court granted him bail.

X was known as Twitter before it came under Elon Musk. Twitter founder and former owner Jack Dorsey revealed in 2023 that the Narendra Modi government had asked the platform to remove content posted by journalists and others critical of its policies during the famous farmer's protests in Delhi. The Modi government had threatened the platform to shut it down in India and run raids at its employees' homes.

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