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Not Surprised By Manipulated Media, It Is In Fact BJP’s Speciality, Just Turn On Your News Channels – Shashi Tharoor

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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.

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.

 

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