Twitter admitted on Saturday that it has complied with a request from the Indian government to censor tweets from accounts that have been critical of Prime Minister Modi and his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Some of the censored accounts are of local legislators:

This is a legit “holy s*it” moment, especially as it comes at a time when COVID-19 is out of control in India:

How does Twitter defend this move?

Jonathan Turley, rightly so, ripped Twitter over it, saying “it could cost hundreds of thousands of lives”: