Samiran Gupta, the senior official of X –formerly known as Twitter, in India has tendered his resignation amidst mounting pressure from the Modi regime over “anti-government tweets”.
Gupta, who held a pivotal role in implementing Twitter's policies in India, stepped down amidst intense pressure from the Modi government to clamp down on anti-government accounts and tweets circulating on the platform.
The Modi government has been increasingly vocal about its concerns over Twitter's handling of content deemed critical of the government's policies and actions.
A case related to the matter has been pending in court.
Gupta's resignation comes at a critical juncture as Twitter finds itself at the crossroads of “freedom of expression and government intervention”.
The Indian government has been urging the social media platform to take swift action against accounts and tweets that it deems as spreading misinformation or inciting anti-government sentiments.
In response to Gupta's resignation, Twitter released a statement acknowledging his departure and emphasizing its commitment to maintaining an open platform for public discourse.
The statement read, "We thank Samiran Gupta for his contributions to Twitter India. We remain committed to serving the public conversation in India and will continue to work with the government and other stakeholders to address their concerns."