New Delhi, May 25: The Congress on Tuesday demanded that Twitter affix “manipulative media” tag to tweets of a number of union ministers for allegedly spreading false and malicious propaganda in opposition to the occasion.
Congress normal secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wrote to Twitter’s Lead for Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Vijaya Gadde and its Deputy General Counsel and Vice President (Legal) Jim Baker, looking for stern motion in opposition to 11 union ministers for allegedly spreading false and cast paperwork.
Surjewala has alleged that the “cast, fabricated materials” and the claims made underneath the #CongressToolkitUncovered by numerous ministers are equivalent to the fabric that has already been marked as ‘manipulative media’ by Twitter.
He alleged that the subject material of the cast Toolkit doc was created by sure BJP leaders to achieve undue and wrongful political benefit by spreading probably harmful, false and fabricated materials via their Twitter handles in opposition to the Indian National Congress and its leaders.
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The union ministers in opposition to whom the Congress has sought motion are Giriaj Singh, Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prahlad Joshi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Thawarchand Gehlot, Harsh Vardhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Surjewala mentioned, “It is a matter of reality that individuals are inclined to imagine ‘true’ and tackle face worth, any data that’s put up immediately by a Union Minister of the Government of India via his/ her official/ verified Twitter account.”
“Hence, it turns into all of the extra crucial to tag, ‘manipulative media’, on all such tweets made by Ministers of the Government of India on the above referred cast toolkit doc created by the BJP,” he mentioned in his criticism.
“It is affordable to count on that the aforementioned people shall be handled the identical yardstick as utilized in different circumstances the place the Twitter platform is misused to broadcast cast and fabricated materials and all of the aforesaid Tweets ‘Manipulative Media’ by Twitter Inc,” he additionally mentioned.
This comes a day after Delhi Police’s Special Cell despatched a discover to Twitter India in reference to the probe right into a criticism in regards to the alleged ‘COVID toolkit’, asking it to share data based mostly on which it had categorized a associated tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as “manipulated media”, with two police groups descending on the microblogging website’s places of work in Lado Sarai in Delhi and in Gurgaon on Monday night.
Earlier, Twitter tagged tweets of BJP leaders Sambit Patra and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as “manipulative media”.
The Congress has accused BJP leaders, together with union ministers, of misusing the Twitter platform to disseminate cast and fabricated materials.
The Congress had earlier complained to Delhi police to register an FIR in opposition to BJP leaders for allegedly spreading “false” details about the Congress toolkit.
The NSUI has already registered an FIR in opposition to Raman Singh and Sambit Patra in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, the place the Congress is in energy.
Story first revealed: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 15:31 [IST]