Podcast: Chinmayi Arun on Twitter’s battle with the Indian government

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi,  outside the police headquarters in New Delhi, India, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The ongoing battle between Twitter and the Indian government regarding anti-government protests by the country’s farmers is one of the most important for the future of free expression online. In this episode of Arbiters of Truth,

Lawfare’s miniseries on disinformation and misinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic speak with Chinmayi Arun, a resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, about the context of the protests, growing restrictions in India on freedom of expression, and the implications of this fight for the future of the web.