Twitter’s spokesperson mentioned they’ve additionally utilized labels to tweets that had been discovered to be in violation of artificial and manipulated media coverage

By Deeksha Bhardwaj

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:27 PM IST

Twitter on Wednesday took down over 500 accounts for “spam and platform manipulation” associated to the farmers’ rally that turned violent on Tuesday.

“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,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned.

The spokesperson added the choice was taken primarily based on a “combination of technology and human review”. “Twitter worked at scale and took action judiciously and impartially on hundreds of accounts and tweets that have been in violation of the Twitter rules, and suspended more than 500 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation regardless of their political beliefs, background, and affiliations.”

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The spokesperson mentioned they’ve additionally utilized labels to tweets that had been discovered to be in violation of artificial and manipulated media coverage. “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.”

People conscious of the matter mentioned the motion shouldn’t be linked or seen within the context of any specific group. “To state explicitly, this action is not only limited to accounts that may be linked to the conversation about Khalistan,” an individual conversant in the matter mentioned on situation of anonymity.

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