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Twitter's India woes deepen as police summon boss

Twitter faces deepening trouble in India.

The firm's top official in the country has been summoned by police.

That is over allegations that Twitter failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited enmity and hatred between Hindu and Muslim communities.

In the video a group of men, apparently Hindu, are shown beating a man believed to be Muslim.

Now a police case has been registered in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

The controversy comes as Twitter locks horns with India's government over its non-compliance with new IT rules.

That has raised doubts over whether the platform will continue to enjoy protection against liability for user-generated content.

Twitter hasn't commented on the police summons.

Earlier this week India's IT minister said it was "perplexing" why the firm hadn't acted to block the video.

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