Twitter sues India’s government over content takedown orders

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Twitter has sued the Indian government to challenge some of New Delhi’s takedown orders, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, further escalating the tension between the American social giant and New Delhi.

The lawsuit follows a rough year and a half for Twitter in India, a key overseas market for the firm, where it has been asked to take down hundreds of accounts and tweets. Twitter has partially complied with the requests.

Reuters first reported the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.

This is a developing story. More to follow…

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