Twitter filed a lawsuit against the Indian government on Tuesday, pushing back against orders to censor content on its platform.


The lawsuit, filed in the Karnataka High Court against the Union Government of India, listed Twitter Inc. as the petitioner.


The news was first reported by Reuters, which cited a source familiar with the matter and added that the social media giant’s legal challenge alleges abuse of power by officials.


India’s Information and Technology Ministry had asked the social media platform to take down multiple accounts and tweets that were noncompliant with its new laws, which allow the government to block access to content in the interest of national security.