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Govt asks Twitter to drop ‘manipulated media’ tag from ‘toolkit’ tweets

Sources said the govt has asked Twitter to not interfere in the investigation process to determine the veracity of the content, which deals with an alleged Congress toolkit.

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New Delhi: The government has objected to Twitter using ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets on an alleged Congress toolkit used to target the Centre over its COVID-19 handling, sources said.

The government has asked Twitter to remove the ‘manipulated media’ tag as the matter is pending before law enforcement agency, and made it clear that the social media platform cannot pass judgment when the issue is under investigation.

Investigation will determine the veracity of the content and not Twitter, it has asserted while asking the microblogging platform not to interfere in the investigation process.

According to sources, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has written a strong communication to the global team of Twitter registering its objection to the ‘manipulated media’ tag on tweets made by some political leaders with reference to the toolkit allegedly created to undermine, derail and demean the efforts of the government against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Also read: Twitter marks Sambit Patra post on Congress ‘toolkit’ as ‘manipulated media’


 

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