- Twitter had told BJP leader’s tweet containing Kovid Toolkit as ‘Manipulated Media’
- Center issues notice asking to remove the tag of Manipulate Media, Twitter refuses
- The company said, the safety of our employees and the freedom of speech of the people are threatened
The round of accusations between the central government and Twitter intensified. The social media company Twitter termed the Delhi Police’s arrival in his offices in the ‘Toolkit’ investigation case as ‘intimidation and intimidation trick’. The government strongly condemned the Twitter accusation of intimidation through the police and termed
Question: Where did this whole controversy start?
answer : The alleged Kovid toolkit and manipulated media tag are behind the beginning of this entire case. Last week, Twitter related to the ‘Kovid Toolkit’, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted a link to a Kovid Toolkit. Patra’s tweet alleged that the Congress tried to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by creating a toolkit to redesign the corona virus into an Indian form. His tweet was retweeted by many BJP leaders and ministers. Twitter had described this tweet of Manit Patra (Manipulated Media). Among these, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahrbuddhe, BJP National Social Media Incharge Priti Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh co-incharge Sunil Deodhar, BJP media panelist Charu Pragya also tweeted. A notice was issued to the Center asking to remove the tag of Manipulate Media. Twitter refused to do so.
Question: What is this manipulated media?
answer : Twitter refers to any media including video, audio and photo manipulated in which changes have been made or deliberately coined to deceive others. A tweet is kept in this category only if there is a risk of causing any harm to it. Twitter introduced this tag in March 2020.
Question: What happened after Twitter’s stance of not removing the tag of manipulated media?
answer After this, the Special Cell of Delhi Police raided the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurgaon on the evening of 24 May. Officials said that these raids have been conducted in connection with the alleged ‘COVID Toolkit’ case. The Delhi Police Special Cell had also sent a notice to Twitter regarding the investigation of a complaint in relation to the alleged ‘COVID-19 toolkit’.
Question: What did Twitter say on the notice of Delhi Police?
answer : Twitter has described the notice of Delhi Police as a threat. The company said, “We are worried about the use of police bullying tactics.” There is also a threat to the safety of our employees and the freedom of speech of the people.
Question: What is the government saying on Twitter’s statement of ‘threat and threat to freedom’?
answer : The central government has called these allegations false. The IT ministry said on Thursday, “The threat of Twitter being threatened is wrong.” This company is trying to impose its conditions on the world’s largest democracy. Not obeying our orders intentionally. Together, we are trying to weaken India’s law and order.
Question: What is Delhi Police saying on Twitter charge?
answer : Police said that Twitter is creating an imaginary fear environment. In the notice that was sent to the company’s MD of India, he has not been made an accused. Twitter itself is verifying the verdict. Whereas he has no such legal recognition. The police have the right to investigate, while the court to pronounce the verdict.
Question : What is Twitter saying on the new rules for social media?
answer : Twitter has sought 3 months from the government for social media companies to follow the new rules implemented in the country. The company said in its statement, ‘We will try to follow the applicable laws in India to continue our services. A Twitter spokesperson said it remains committed to the principles of transparency, empowering every voice, and protecting freedom of expression and privacy, within the limits of the law.
Question: What is Google’s opinion on the new social media rules?
answer : On the new rules of the social media company, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has said that we always respect the laws of every country and will follow it accordingly. An independent Internet is fundamental and has a long tradition in India. The central government had announced new rules in February, which have come into effect from May 26.
Question: What are the new rules for social media companies?
answer : Under the new rules, social media companies will have to create a system to investigate and redress grievances. Officers will have to be appointed for this in the country. Nudity, molesting women or objectionable content will have to be removed in 36 hours. Along with this, the government has sought a compliance report from the social media companies regarding the new rules.