On centre’s request, Twitter deletes 52 tweets criticising the Modi Govt’s handling of covid crisis.

Twitter on Sunday deleted 52 tweets criticising the Pirme Minister Narendra Modi led central government’s handling of the covid crisis. The tweets were flagged by the centre itself. The centre clarified that the tweets were deleted not on the account of being critical but because of spreading ‘Fake News’.

https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/news/twitter-move-not-for-criticism-but-fake-covid-news-government-sources-583960 (report by NDTV)

The tweets reportedly were posted by Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Revanth Reddy, Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak, actor Vineet Kumar Singh and filmmakers Vinod Kapri and Avinash Das.

“We are tackling COVID-19 misinformation using a combination of product, technology, and human review – these critical efforts will continue to be a priority. In order for content related to COVID-19 to be labelled or removed under this policy, it must. Advance a claim of fact, expressed in definitive terms; Demonstrably false or misleading, based on widely available, authoritative sources; likely to impact public safety or cause serious harm,” said the Twitter’s spokesperson.

-Sourced from NDTV.com and theFederal.com

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