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Center asks Twitter to remove “manipulated media” tag from toolkit tweets: Sources | India News


hasNEW DELHI: On Friday, the government asked Twitter to remove the tag of “manipulated media” from tweets about a set of tools allegedly prepared by Congress to attack the Center for the Covid crisis, sources from the Ministry of Technology of information.
According to sources, the government has criticized Twitter for “unilaterally” describing certain tweets as “manipulated.”
The government said the tags were placed “detrimentally” on these tweets in recent days and asked the microblogging site to remove them for the sake of justice and fairness.
“This action not only dilutes Twitter’s credibility but also puts a question mark on Twitter’s status as an intermediary,” government sources said.

Center asks Twitter to remove "manipulated media" tag from toolkit tweets: Sources | India News

The action came a day after Congress wrote to Twitter asking it to permanently suspend the accounts of BJP leaders, including party chief JP Nadda and Union Minister Smriti Irani, for allegedly “spreading information. wrong and unrest in society. ”
The BJP has been attacking Congress for some controversial content in the alleged toolkit.
BJP leaders, including Sambit Patra, have posted numerous tweets attacking Congress for the toolkit.
Patra’s tweet, now labeled “manipulated media,” had posted a document and read: “Friends watch #CongressToolKit to provide help to those in need during the pandemic! More of a PR exercise with the help of” Friendly Journalists “and” Influencers “What a poignant effort. Read for yourself the agenda of the Congress “.
Meanwhile, Congress has insisted that the BJP’s flagged toolkit documents are “false” and has filed a police complaint against its leaders.
(With PTI inputs, YEARS)

Times of India