X Corp. (X, formerly known as Twitter) v/s Union of India – A deterrent for intermediaries in India?


Twitter being arguably aggrieved by several blocking orders issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India blocking Twitter user’s accounts that Tweeted about India’s effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and farmers’ protests, challenged the validity of these blocking orders in a writ petition it filed against the Union of India before the Hon’ble Karnataka High Court (“Court”).

The X Corp. v/s Union of India underlines the intriguing crossroads of free speech, intermediary safe harbour, and national sovereignty in India.

Please click here to read the full article by Gerald Manoharan and Manas Ingle, published in Lexology.