Twitter should follow local law in India: Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, world’s richest man, embroiled in lawsuit with… Twitter over a failed bid that Twitter is now seeking to implement, said the social media giant had failed to disclose “risky” lawsuits against the Indian government.
In a counterclaim in a Delaware court filed under seal last Friday, Musk also claimed he was “fooled” into signing the deal.
Twitter should follow local law in India, Elon Musk said, according to court documents filed by him. Snapshots of the court documents posted by were circulating on Twitter New York Times Tech Reporter Kate Conger @kateconger.
“In 2021, the Indian Ministry of Information Technology has imposed certain regulations that allow the government to investigate social media posts, demand identifying information and prosecute companies that refused to comply. While Musk is a supporter of free speech, he believes that moderation on Twitter should be “close to the laws of countries in which Twitter operates,” read some of the legal files in the Twitter Vs Musk lawsuit, as posted by New York Times tech reporter Kate Conger in a series of tweets.

To Elon Musk’s allegations in the court files, Twitter responded that it “respectfully refers the court to their full and accurate content.

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