The Delhi police have carried out raids on Twitter’s Gurugram office to investigate their investigation regarding the Toolkit case.
According to reports, the raid was carried out after the Delhi police sent a notice to Twitter India about a toolkit tweet labeled as “manipulated media.” The notice was sent through the so-called “Congress Toolkit” prepared by the AICC research team, and the party has declared it to be fake. The notice stated that the toolkit allegedly issued by the Congress Party is undergoing a preliminary investigation.
Congress claimed that the “toolkit” was forged and reported against the party chairman JP Nadda; they also filed a police complaint, accusing them of “spreading wrong information.” The party then also wrote to Twitter requesting the permanent suspension of the BJP leader’s accounts.
How it started
After Twitter flagged the tweets, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement on Friday that it had written a strong letter to the Twitter team, opposing the use of the label “manipulated media,” which was used in some tweets Indian political leaders regarding toolkit.
Also added to this- “it is designed to derail, undermine, and weaken the government’s efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.” The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) then called on the government to take action and also reacted against Twitter due to anti-party bias on social media platforms.
BJP Senior Leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe defended himself regarding his colleague’s tweet on Twitter and its labeling as “manipulated media.” He has said that the platform’s behavior is selective, and it also exposes the bias nature of Twitter. He further questioned whether Twitter is a media platform or a ‘social media platform.