Twitter on Monday temporarily removed the blue tick from the account of Rajiv Chandrashekhar, the newly appointed minister in the central government. This has sparked controversy once again. This act of Twitter in the midst of a confrontation with the central government has once again raised questions on its policies. However, after some time, Twitter corrected its mistake and restored the blue tick badge on the account of the Union Minister. Sources in Twitter say that this may have happened due to the name change on the part of the Union Minister. Sources say that Twitter’s policy is such that if a person changes his name, then the blue tick can be removed from his account automatically by Twitter.
Actually Rajiv Chandrashekhar has changed his name to Rajeev_GOI on Twitter after becoming the Minister of State in the Central Government. Apart from this, even if an account is not active for 6 consecutive months, it can still lose the blue tick verification. Chandrashekhar, who became a Rajya Sabha MP for the third time, is also a part of several parliamentary committees and had bluetic on his account for a long time. Rajiv Chandrashekhar, who studied computer science, is a businessman and has been running many companies. Recently he has been made a part of the Union Council of Ministers.
Blue tick was removed from the account of many celebrities including Mohan Bhagwat
Rajiv Chandrashekhar has been given the responsibility of Minister of State in the Ministry of IT and Skill Development. It is worth noting that before this, blue ticks have been removed from the accounts of many other personalities including former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat by Twitter. However, later the blue tick was added to all the accounts by Twitter. But this had sparked controversy.