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Twitter lost interest from BJP, became a burden on the government: ‘Saamana’ | India News

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MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing dispute between the Center and social media platforms regarding the new TI guidelines, Shiv Sena Saamana’s spokesperson, in his editorial on Monday, said that the microblogging site ‘Twitter’ has lost the political interest of the BJP and has become a ‘burden’, which the ruling government wants to throw away.
“Previously, Twitter was the lifeblood of the political struggle or campaign of the BJP or the Modi government. Twitter has now become a burden to them and the Modi government has come to the point of deciding whether to get rid of this burden. Today, all the media in the country is under the full control of the Modi government, except for media like Twitter. ”
The editorial believes that Twitter has lost the political interest of the BJP as the opposition has begun to respond to its alleged “false propaganda”.
“In recent years, a campaign of mud-throwing, murdering of characters on social media is being carried out. No political party apart from the BJP knew how to take full advantage of it. In 2014, the BJP had mastered this task. In the campaign at that time, the BJP army was more active in the cyber world and less on the ground, “he said.
“Under what rules were objectionable words used for Rahul Gandhi on Twitter and Facebook? What are the adjectives used for a high-ranking leader like Dr. Manmohan Singh? From Uddhav Thackeray, who has spent his life in politics and social service to politicians such as Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Priyanka Gandhi, Mulayam Singh Yadav, etc., a campaign was launched to assassinate figures against opposition leaders, ”Saamana questioned.
He said Congressional leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi criticize the central government led by Prime Minister Modi these days getting a good response across the country.
“While these attacks occurred unilaterally, BJP members were happy, but when the opposition launched the attacks deploying equally capable cyber forces, there was panic on the BJP camp. In the West Bengal polls, Trinamool Mohua Moitra and Derek O “Brien from Congress harmed the BJP with Twitter’s double-edged sword. In the Bihar elections, Tejashwi Yadav exposed Modi and Nitish Kumar via Twitter,” the editorial said.
Saamana alleged that the BJP-led central government failed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. And due to social media platforms such as Twitter, the heartbreaking scene of “corpses flowing in the Ganges, pyres burning continuously in Varanasi and Gujarat, the queues of ambulances outside the crematoriums reached the world and the BJP government’s working style was left behind. at Discover”. .
Citing Twitter’s breach of the new intermediary guidelines rules, the Union’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent a final communication to Twitter on Saturday asking them to immediately comply with the requirements of the new guidelines. , otherwise, the resulting consequences as prescribed. in law it will follow.



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