Earlier, the police had sent a notice and sought a clarification from Twitter regarding the classification of a tweet by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra as ‘manipulated media’.
What is the Congress ‘Toolkit’ Case?
The case pertains to the ‘toolkit’, which BJP leaders said was allegedly created by the Congress to target the government over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s tweet was tagged as ‘manipulated media’ by Twitter two days after the party accused Congress for making a ‘toolkit’ targeting the government over its COVID handling.
Following this, the Government of India had made a “strong” communication to Twitter, objecting to the use of the ‘manipulated media’ tags on certain tweets by Indian politicians, and asked the social media company to remove them “in the interests of fairness and equity”, sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had said.
The Congress, meanwhile, had approached the Delhi Police with a complaint against several BJP leaders, and accused them of ‘forgery’. The party also wrote a formal complaint to Twitter, seeking suspension of accounts of BJP leaders who were “indulging in spreading forged documents attributing to Congress”.
(With inputs from ANI.)
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