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Twitter suspends 300 accounts after tractor rally turned violent | India News

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NEW DELHI: Twitter on Wednesday it said it suspended more than 300 accounts involved in spamming and rig tampering when the farm tractor rally turned violent in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day.
Farmers invaded the Red Fort and waved Farmers Union flags from its walls. They even hoisted flags of farmers’ unions, as well as a pennant with a Sikh religious symbol on a flagpole.
A Twitter The spokesperson told IANS that the company has taken strong compliance measures to protect the conversation in the service from attempts to incite violence, abuse and threats that could trigger the risk of harm offline by blocking certain terms that they violate our trending rules.
“Using a combination of technology and human review, Twitter worked on a large scale and took action on hundreds of Tweets that have violated the Twitter Rules and suspended more than 300 accounts involved in spam and platform manipulation, ”the spokesperson reported.
Delhi police had warned on Sunday that 308 Twitter Handles have been generated to create confusion about the tractor rally proposed by farmers protesting on Republic Day.
“Through intelligence and various other agencies, we have been continuously receiving information about a threat to create disturbances at the tractor rally. Almost 308 Twitter Handles have been generated from Pakistan to create confusion, “said Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police, Intelligence, Delhi Police.
The microblogging platform said they were monitoring the situation closely and remain vigilant, “and strongly encourage those on the service to report anything they think violates the rules.”
In all, 86 policemen were injured in the violence when farmers marched into Delhi with their tractors before the scheduled time agreed with the police authorities of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
So far, Delhi Police have submitted a total of 22 FIRs in connection with the violence witnessed during the farmers’ tractor rally, authorities said Wednesday.

Times of India

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