India warns Twitter over ethnic violence rumours (AFP)
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India warns Twitter over ethnic violence rumours (AFP)

New Delhi : India | Aug 23, 2012 at 2:15 AM PDT
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India has threatened to take action against micro-blogging website Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions against migrants from the northeast, reports said Thursday. Internet posts, phone text messages and fake video clips are blamed for spreading rumours that Muslims... FULL ARTICLE AT Xtra News
 
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