Police in India raided Twitter’s offices in Delhi and Gurgaon today, Monday, as part of an investigation into why tweets about coronavirus gadgets were classified as tampered media. mentioned The Indian Express.
One of the officers told the newspaper: The police sent a notice to Twitter asking for an interpretation of the name through a tweet by a member of the ruling party, and that it was seeking information on Twitter about the toolkit and why it chose to name it as a media that had been tampered with.
Reported Reports Twitter employees were not in the offices at the time of the raid, which occurred late Monday night India Standard Time.
And thechirp Journalist Aditya Raj Kaul says Twitter employees in India are currently working remotely.
On Friday, the Indian government sent a notification to Twitter two days after the social media platform applied the media label that was tampered with on a tweet written by Sambit Patra of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In a tweet that appears to have been removed, Patra said: The opposition Congress Party has used tools in attempts to undermine the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the government has asked Twitter to remove the label.
The BJP says the Congress has created tools to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the Times of India, but the Congress claims that the version of the tools the BJP shared was a fake version of a research note on an unrelated project.
And India’s fact-checking organization Alt News found that images of so-called coronavirus tools that Patra and others tweeted about contained some fake information.
Twitter introduced the tampered media policy last February, which applies to media that has been shared on its platform and that has been largely and deceptively altered or fabricated.
Changed videos or images may be classified to change their meaning or context, and wrongly submitted content may be removed as real or content that proves likely to affect public safety or cause serious harm under the Rules.
Twitter implemented this policy through several tweets by former US President Donald Trump, who has since been banned from the platform.
The government of India has tried to impose strict control on information via social media platforms related to the spread of the Coronavirus.
Last month, the government ordered Twitter to remove tweets, and asked Facebook and Instagram to remove posts critical of its handling of the pandemic.
In March, the Indian government threatened to imprison Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter employees in the country if they failed to comply with its requests to remove content related to farmers’ protests.
The matter ended with Twitter banning more than 500 accounts permanently and removing others from appearing in the country after notice of non-compliance from the government.
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