Earlier this month, the government had asked Twitter to suspend certain accounts, which were allegedly backed by 'Khalistan and Pakistan' and were spreading misinformation around the farmers' protests

New Delhi: After a war-of-words with Twitter over the suspension of certain accounts, the Union government, on Wednesday, responded to the social media giant via India's homegrown platform - 'Koo'. "Upon the request of Twitter seeking a meeting with the Govt., the Secretary IT was to engage with senior management of Twitter. In this light a blog post published prior to this engagement is unusual. Govt. will share its response soon," MeitY said on Koo.

While Twitter has already started suspending the accounts listed by the government, on Tuesday, the microblogging giant had responded to the government's claims and said - "The platform is guided by principles of transparency and empowering the public conversation."

"If we receive a valid legal request about potentially illegal content on Twitter, we review it under both the Twitter rules and local law. If the content violates Twitter's rules, the content will be removed from the service," a spokesperson of the company was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

What's The Controversy About?

As reported earlier by Times Now, the Ministry of Information and Technology had cited that 1,178 Twitter accounts were being handled by 'Khalistan' sympathiser groups and even 'Pakistan-based' entities and were spreading misinformation regarding the farmers' protests.