After the violence during the peasant movement on 26 January, the government has started tightening many Twitter accounts. The government has asked Twitter to delete 257 accounts. Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has reacted to this move being taken by the government and asked whether the government will examine the account of BJP IT cell who use filthy language for the opposition leaders in order to popularize the Prime Minister.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy tweets
BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy tweeted “While tackling Twitter objectionable material, will the Government examine the BJP IT Cell and PMO efforts in Twitter to use filthy language against rivals in popularity with Modi?”
Let us tell you that the Government of India has asked Twitter to ban 257 accounts. At the same time, the government has refused to have any kind of conversation with Twitter on the list of 257 accounts.
The government asked Twitter to close such accounts which are sharing inaccurate and inflammatory information with the people about the ongoing farmer movement in the country. At the same time, the government has also warned to take legal action against Twitter for not following the order.
A few days ago, on February 4, the government had asked Twitter to ban about 1178 accounts. The government had told Twitter that all these accounts are pro-Khalistan and have links with Pakistan. The government also said that inflammatory content has been shared through these accounts. However, after a complaint by the government, Twitter briefly banned some accounts. But later most of those accounts were restored. On Wednesday, Twitter reported in a blogpost that it has banned more than 500 accounts and blocked some to prevent the promotion of misleading and inflammatory content on the direction of the Indian government.