Shashi Tharoor, Senior Congress leader and three- time Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram has in a tweet taken a dig at the BJP . Tharoor tweeted his reaction to the Twitter’s action on Sambit Patra’s tweets.
It may be recalled that BJP party’s national spokesman Sambit Patra’s tweets on alleged toolkit prepared by the Congress to target the Modi government was marked manipulated by Twitter
In a tweet Tharoor wrote , Why’s anyone surprised with “manipulated media”? We all know that “manipulated media” is in fact BJP’s specialty. Just turn on your news channels.
Why’s anyone surprised with “manipulated media”?
We all know that “manipulated media” is in fact BJP’s specialty.
Just turn on your news channels.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 21, 2021
In a apparent damage control the Union government has asked Twitter to remove the tag for “tweets on toolkit to defame government’s COVID-19 efforts” as the matter is pending investigation before a law enforcement agency.
“The Ministry of Electronics and IT has written a strong communication to the global team of Twitter, registering its objection to the use of ‘manipulated media’ tag on certain tweets made by Indian political leaders with reference to a toolkit created to undermine, derail and demean the efforts of the government against the COVID-19 pandemic,” a Ministry source said.