Report: Indian Government trying to block Twitter as Terrorists may be reading it

An unconfirmed report out of India has the Indian Government urging Twitter users to not share specific on the scene information, and further that the Government may be trying to block Twitter in India, or is asking Twitter to block Mumbai related tweets.

Twitter has become an international talking point today following its use by many on the scene witnesses in Mumbai after the multiple terrorist attacks there Wednesday evening local time.

The interesting side of the report, read out on ABC Radio Melbourne at 3:10pm AEST (so no hard link, I just happened to be in the car at the time) is the notion that terrorists may be reading Twitter for intel; it’s not impossible, but notably someone in India thinks Twitter offers a bigger risk than traditional blogging or even heritage media.

Mumbai has a strong Twitter community, which as shown by the logo in this post, even has its own regular Twitter meetups.

We’ve asked Twitter for comment and we’ll update the post if we get a response, or hear anything more. If you’re on the ground or have any further details tips at or direct duncan at

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