Twitter Suspends 300 Accounts Suspected Of Inciting Violence On R-Day

New Delhi: Twitter has suspended 300 accounts that might have tried to incite the current situation and may use the visuals of the violent developments in Delhi on Republic Day for their own propaganda.

“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 was quoted as saying by ZeeNews.

“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, suspending more than 300 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation,” the spokesperson added.

The statement pointed out that action has been taken against accounts that violated Twitter rules, regardless of their political beliefs and background. “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 statement said.

Twitter also made sure any several hashtags that might have used to spread violence and incite actions are prohibited from appearing in the trends section.

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