New Delhi: ‘@GovtofPakistan’ the Twitter handle of the Government of Pakistan has been witheld in India.
On going to the Twitter handle, it is written that: Account Withheld
@GovtofPakistan ‘s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.
Explaining what accounts withheld mean, Twitter says: With hundreds of millions of Tweets posted every day around the world, our goal is to respect user expression, while also taking into consideration applicable local laws.
Many countries, including the United States, have laws that may apply to Tweets and/or Twitter account content. In our continuing effort to make our services available to people everywhere, if we receive a valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time.
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 explains.