The government has asked Twitter to drop the ‘manipulative media’ tag from BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and other party functionary’s tweets on the alleged Congress ‘toolkit’ to target the Centre’s handling of the coronavirus. On Friday, the IT ministry’s latest rebuttal came hours after Twitter’s action which had followed a complaint made by Congress that had raised objections to the tweets and retweets by the BJP functionaries regarding the alleged ‘toolkit’. As a political slugfest began, the ministry shot back with its objection, alleging that Twitter’s action ‘appears prejudged, prejudiced and a deliberate attempt to colour the investigation by local law enforcement agency’. The notice said that the company’s action ‘dilutes the credibility of Twitter as a neutral and unbiased platform facilitating the exchange of views by the users’.
May 22, 2021, 08:52AM ISTSource: TOI.in