Pakistani govt and Twitter reach new ‘verbal agreement’

A ‘verbal agreement’ reached between authorities from Twitter and Pakistani government has confirmed that verified accounts of Pakistani users will not be unilaterally suspended or terminated. After New Delhi stripped Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) of its semi-autonomous status, over 300 handles were suspended for tweeting in support of Kashmiris. Accounts of journalists and news channels highlighting rights violations in IOK also received warnings.

There were even multiple instances of users losing a large chunk of their following and diminished reach after returning from similar suspension.

Source: Express Tribune