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Over 550 Twitter Accounts Suspended After Tractor Rally Violence On R-Day

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The farmer’s tractor rally, which was supposed to be a peaceful rally on Republic Day in the national capital, had turned into the violent ground. In connection with the same, Twitter on Wednesday suspended over 550 accounts from its platform.

The visuals from the Red fort and ITO in Delhi were highly disturbing and violent. Thousands of farmers from the different states have been protesting in Delhi for over two months against the new controversial laws enacted by the Centre in September last year.

A Twitter spokesperson stated in regards to suspended accounts that the platform has also labelled tweets that were found 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 cited.

“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, and suspended more than 550 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation,” concluded the spokesperson.

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

During the violence, several public and private properties were damaged by the mob. According to Delhi Police, a total of 22 FIRs have been registered regarding the violence, in which over 300 police personnel were injured.

So far the Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence that took place on January 26 at Red fort.

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