Twitter Suspends Over 550 Accounts After Violence During Farmers’ Republic Day Tractor Rally

Twitter on Wednesday suspended over 550 accounts from its platform in reference to the violence in the course of the farmers’ tractor rally within the nationwide capital on the 72nd Republic Day.

A Twitter spokesperson informed ANI that the platform has additionally labelled tweets which had been discovered 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, the spokesperson said.

“Using a mix of expertise and human overview, Twitter labored at scale and took motion on lots of of accounts and Tweets which were in violation of the Twitter Rules, and suspended greater than 550 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation,” the spokesperson told ANI.

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

“We are monitoring the state of affairs carefully and stay vigilant, and strongly encourage these on the service to report something they imagine is in violation of the foundations,” the Twitter spokesperson said.

Farmers broke through barricades to enter Delhi and resorted to vandalism across several parts of the national capital during their Kisan tractor rally against the Centre’s three new farm laws on January 26.

Several public and private properties were damaged in acts of vandalism by the mob. A total of 22 FIRs have been registered regarding the violence, in which over 300 police personnel were injured.

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

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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