India blocks tweets critical of Modi's handling of COVID crisis | DW News

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Police in India are investigating Twitter, after the social media giant tagged a post by a ruling party spokesman as 'manipulated media.' On Monday, police attempted to serve a notice to Twitter in connection with the case. A few days back, a ruling party spokesman shared a document, purportedly prepared by the opposition Congress party highlighting the government's failures in its handling of the second wave of India's coronavirus pandemic. The Congress said the document was fake, following which Twitter attached the 'manipulated media' label to the Tweet. Police soon received a complaint about that categorization. It isn't the only instance of the government being sensitive to what's posted on Twitter. Last month, the government asked the platform to take down some 50 odd tweets critical of Prime Minister Modi's handling of the pandemic. And a few days back it ordered all social media companies to remove references to the term 'Indian variant' when it came to describing the B 1617 coronavirus variant prevalent in India. The government said the term was false and amounted to social media misinformation. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: #India #NarendraModi #Twitter
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