Twitter India has decided to seize the functioning of the Twitter accounts of four Pakistani embassies in the United Nations, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. In an effort to end the spread of fake news and strengthen social media regulations, the social media giant has also banned the official account of Radio Pakistan. This development was initiated after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting blocked 16 Youtube channels out of which 6 were based in Pakistan. These channels reportedly spread misinformation about India’s national security, foreign relations, and public order.
Soon after this step was taken by Twitter, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked them to restore these accounts with immediate access. A spokesperson of MoFA tweeted, “Diminishing space for plurality of voices & access to info in India is extremely alarming……. we are urging Twitter to restore immediate access to our accounts & ensure adherence to democratic freedoms of speech and expression.”
According to a report published by the Digital Forensics Research and Analytics center (DFRAC), several Pakistani accounts were responsible for circulating rumors and slamming media institutions by promoting hashtags among the public. This move was taken by the platform in order to cease the spread of misinformation that was used to tarnish the country’s image.
കൈരളി ഓണ്ലൈന് വാര്ത്തകള് വാട്സ്ആപ്ഗ്രൂപ്പിലും ലഭ്യമാണ്. വാട്സ്ആപ് ഗ്രൂപ്പില് അംഗമാകാന് ഈ ലിങ്കില് ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക.
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