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June 25, 2021 7:16 pm
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Centre tells Twitter to remove the ‘manipulated media’ tag on toolkit tweets

The Union government has made it clear that the social media platform cannot pass judgment when the issue is still under investigation

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In another round of face-off between the social media giant Twitter and the Union government, the latter has directed the social media platform to remove the ‘manipulated media’ tag from one of the recent political posts red-flagged by the platform.

While objecting to the use of  ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets on the role of the alleged toolkit, the Centre notified the platform that the matter was subjudice and it cannot play jury in the whole episode. The Union government has made it clear that the social media platform cannot pass judgment when the issue is still under investigation.

“The investigation will determine the veracity of the content and not Twitter,” the Centre asserted. The government has also asked the platform to refrain from interfering in the investigation process.

In a letter by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the Union government has made strong observations 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, government efforts to check Covid-19 pandemic spike.

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