The winner of the UK contest will go on to compete in the Global Tech Innovator final. Union Minister of State for Electronics and Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar characterized the allegations as an outright lie. He said that there were no individuals in jail and that there was no shutdown of the site. Chandrasekhar pointed out that under Dorsey’s leadership, there was a reluctance in acknowledging the authority of Indian law.
According to statements made by Jack Dorsey, the co founder and ex CEO of Twitter, he revealed that the Indian government pressured the platform to restrict accounts during the farmer protests. The Indian government threatened to shut down the company’s offices and conduct raids on employees’ residences if it didn’t comply with their demands, according to Dorsey. He mentioned in an interview that he received requests to block accounts related to the farmers’ protests and journalists who criticized the government.