According to sources, there has been a 100 per cent compliance with content blocking requests made by the government under Section 69A of the Information Technology (IT) Act. Notwithstanding a few pending cases in courts filed by companies, especially Twitter which went to the Karnataka High Court in July 2022 over what it alleged was disproportionate use of power by the state, there has not been much resistance to requests to block content with potential impact on national security, sovereignty, and public order.

The development also comes after the government tightened the regulatory mechanism around illegal content, and made companies appoint officers to look into user and government requests under the new IT guidelines. Moreover, there has been a broader agreement on the need to control conversations that are inimical to the state, or public order.