Twitter, asked by the government to block 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation on the farmer protests and provocative content, said today the orders were inconsistent with Indian law and that for some accounts, it would restrict access within India instead of an outright ban. In a blog listing the action it has taken, also conveyed to the centre today, Twitter noted that the values that underpin the Open Internet and free expression "are increasingly under threat around the world". In an escalating confrontation, the government replied on "Koo" - pitched as Twitter's Indian rival. Calling the blog "unusual" after Twitter sought a meeting, the government said it would share its response soon. Official sources say Twitter has to comply with the law of the land.