February 8, 2023

BJP warns of action against Twitter, social media users ask if Modi supporters are deactivating their Twitter accounts

BJP MP and the pinnacle of the parliamentary panel on Info Know-how, Anurag Thakur, on Sunday warned Twitter of motion after its executives refused to look earlier than the committee on Saturday.

Thakur took to Twitter to put in writing that the parliamentary panel will take ‘applicable motion’ in opposition to the microblogging web site. He wrote, “The Parliamentary Commitee on Info Know-how takes very severe word of this. We are going to take applicable motion on eleventh February. Residents are welcome to ship their issues/points by way of e mail to the Parliamentary Commitee. [email protected]

Thakur’s tweet got here a day after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his senior executives snubbed the parliamentary panel. They have been requested to look earlier than the panel in mild of a number of BJP trolls complaining of biases by Twitter in opposition to them on the social media platform. Among the recognized BJP trolls had even staged a protest march in Delhi lately in opposition to the social media platform’s alleged biased in opposition to them.

Nonetheless, no sooner did the information of Twitter CEO snubbing the parliamentary panel turn out to be public, social media customers started to troll Thakur. Former Chief Minister of Jammau and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, tweeted, “Will the suitable wing ecosystem manage a mass boycott of ,twitter now? Let’s begin with all of the “proud to be adopted by……..” ones. In any case Twitter simply thumbed it is nostril at them.”

Journalist Swati Chaturvedi requested, “Expensive @ianuragthakur fairly a snub you bought India. When will you delete your account? Possibly additionally boycott Hermes.”

Journalist Sreenivsan Jain wrote, “To sum-up: Indian Twitter must be amongst essentially the most hate-filled and abusive on the earth, primarily due to RW. So what does Govt. of India do? Summons the pinnacle of Twitter – to not repair the abuse, however to deal with Twitter’s supposed ‘bias’ in opposition to RW. Twitter refuses.”

In the meantime, BJP spokesperson and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi has mentioned that Twitter should face penalties for declining to look earlier than the parliamentary panel. She mentioned, “In any nation, no company has the suitable to disrespect the establishments of that nation. On this state of affairs, if Twitter is disrespecting the established establishment of Parliament, then there are repercussions.

“There are repercussions as a result of in any democratic nation, establishments must be revered by the world powers. If there may be any violation of any kind, then there are repercussions to these violations…The establishments must be revered.”

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