Twitter Ban in india, Manipulated Media and what has twitter done to conservatives so far.
On February 25th, 2021 new rules were announced in which requires large social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to follow additional due diligence. ncluding appointment of a chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer. The government had announced tighter regulations for social media firms. Requiring them to remove any content flagged by authorities within 36 hour. And setting up a robust complaint redressal mechanism with an officer being based in the country.
All these social media giants had requested 6 month time to comply with the new guidelines. But Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITy)had given 3 month time to accept the guidelines which ends today.
Except Koo, none of these social medias including, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Instagram has complied with new guidelines.
Twitter and Manipulated media case
Last week a police complaint was filed against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra who had accused congress party of “toolkit” to destroy the image of nation and Narendra Modi.
The Delhi police special cell visted office of twitter on Monday to investigate the reason behind flagging Sambit Patra . And other tweets as “ manipulated media ”, officer of the special cell said that . “our contention is that since they have tagged it as manipulated media, they know something about the case.
After this visit of Delhi police, Congress withdraws the toolkit complaint on BJP members.
Twitter and Conservatives
Twitter has created so many questions regarding the removal of Former US President Donald Trump twitter account. During the result of US Presidential Election majority of tweets of Donald Trump were flagged as “ Manipulated Media”. Adding to this twitter banned Journalist group Project Veritas. Which was the voice of conservatives for exposing Big Tech Corruption. Recently we saw Kangana Ranaut account getting deleted in the name of hate speech. But twitter fails to take actions on Sharjeel Usmani who tweeted. “ A Hindu chanting jai Shree Ram is most likely a terrorist ”.
Further twitter had deleted France based Indian journalist who had tweeted against Greta Thunberg and Disha Ravi when their toolkit got exposed. Citing these incidents we can get an image of twitter’s anti- conservatives steps. Twitter has been not only a social media but also a particular ideology influencer !