Twitter blocks NDTV, ANI accounts for 'child-ish' reason

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Shailesh Khanduri
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Twitter blocks ANI NDTV accounts

New Delhi: Elon Musk-owned Twitter continues to be making headlines and this time around it is in the news for child-ish reasons.

India’s most followed news outlets ANI and NDTV accounts have been blocked because these accounts are identified as ‘children’ below the age of 13 years.

According to a tweet from ANI editor Smita Prakash, the @ANI account was blocked because Twitter found that the news agency’s account with 7.6 million followers does not meet the age requirements because it mentioned the age below 13 years. 

The error on account of the microblogging site attracted sharp reactions from former CEO of Prasar Bharat Shashi Shekhar Vempati.

Vempati wrote that such arbitrary action against a news agency is bound to invite tough regulatory response.

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