550 Twitter accounts suspended after violence during Republic Day tractor rally

Twitter has suspended over 550 accounts after violence during farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally.

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A Twitter spokesperson said that the platform has also labelled tweets which were found to be in violation of its “synthetic and manipulated media policy”.

“We have taken strong enforcement action to protect the conversation on the service from attempts to incite violence, abuse, and threats that could trigger the risk of offline harm by blocking certain terms that violate our rules for trends,” he said.

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Adding, “Using a combination of technology and human review, Twitter worked at scale and took action on hundreds of accounts and Tweets that have been in violation of the Twitter Rules, and suspended more than 550 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation,”

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Twitter said that it had applied labels to tweets that were found to be in violation of synthetic and manipulated media policy.

Farmer Protest

Adding, “We are monitoring the situation closely and remain vigilant, and strongly encourage those on the service to report anything they believe is in violation of the rules,”

The farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi started in the morning and a lot of farmers also protested peacefully. Farmers Protest seems to have intensified now.

Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence.

Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders since November 26. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.

Following violence during farmers' tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day, Digvijaya Singh said farmers handed over 15 people who started violence.

 

The farmers have been protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

-PTC News