5,097 points Google, Motorola and other major Android manufacturers suspended activity on several popular Indian social media platforms following the Indian government’s announcement that it is banning protests on the anniversary of the death of Indian freedom fighter Ambedkar.
The government in India is banning anti-Chinese demonstrations and trying to suppress dissent.
“The Government of India has ordered social media and websites to temporarily suspend activities in India,” Google’s India and China policies group said in a statement on Friday.
It was not immediately clear if Google was also taking action on Twitter.
Google said that the suspension was being carried out by Indian regulators.
India’s social media giants have been a major source of support for pro-democracy protests in the country, with Twitter and Facebook being the most popular platforms for the demonstrations.
Google and other tech giants have said they would help with the shutdown by using its services to help with technical issues.