Govt asks Twitter, other social platforms to take away ‘deceptive’ Covid posts

0
13



The government has asked social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, to take away satisfied and posts that were found to be spreading misinformation and public panic around the pandemic, according to sources.


Twitter said it has notified the impacted account holders of its action taken in response to a valid request from the Indian government but did not give details of the affected accounts.



Sources said these flagged posts carried deceptive information approximately COVID-19 pandemic, and were designed to incite public panic.


The development comes at a time when India is registering a record number of coronavirus infections day by day. The number of COVID-19 cases touched a new day by day high of 3.46 lakh cases and 2,624 fatalities on Saturday.


When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said when it receives a legal valid request, it reviews it under both Twitter Rules and native law.


Whether the satisfied violates Twitter’s Rules, the satisfied will be removed from the service. Whether it is made up our minds to be unlawful in a specific jurisdiction, but not in violation of the Twitter Rules, we may withhold access to the satisfied in India only.


“The valid requests that we receive are detailed in the biannual Twitter Transparency Outline, and requests to withhold satisfied are published on Lumen, the spokesperson said.


Reports citing Lumen database (an independent research project studying cease and refrain letters concerning online satisfied) suggested that more than 50 posts – including those by a member of Parliament, MLA and filmmakers – were removed by Twitter on government request.


Meantime, Twitter said ahead of withholding the satisfied, it has notified the account holders in order that they are aware that the action has been taken in response to a valid request from the Government of India.


The microblogging platform emphasised that it is dedicated to the principles of openness and transparency, and that it tackles misinformation based on the highest potential for harm.


It famous that it is tackling COVID-19 misinformation the use of a combination of product, technology, and human review.


Facebook and Instagram did not respond to queries.


According to sources, numerous posts and satisfied were flagged by the government to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other websites on Friday.


These posts carried misinformation around COVID, were designed to incite public panic and create a feeling of ill-will towards health personnel, they added.


Details of the account holders and number of such posts flagged could not be immediately ascertained.

(Only the headline and picture of this outline may have been reworked by the Commerce Standard staff; the remainder of the satisfied is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Commerce Standard has at all times strived tough to supply up-to-date information and remark on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and fixed feedback on how to fortify our offering have only made our get to the bottom of and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even all over these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain dedicated to keeping you informed and up to date with credible news, authoritative views and incisive remark on topical issues of relevance.

We, alternatively, have a request.

As we battle the economic affect of the pandemic, we need your give a boost to even more, in order that we will be able to continue to give you more quality satisfied. Our subscription mannequin has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online satisfied. More subscription to our online satisfied can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more applicable satisfied. We imagine in free, reasonable and credible journalism. Your give a boost to through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are dedicated.

Fortify quality journalism and subscribe to Commerce Standard.

Digital Editor

Top stories / News / Commerce

SHARE
Previous articleSpotify Said to Launch Podcast Subscription Service Soon
Next articleJurgen Klopp Admits Liverpool Don’t “Deserve” Champions League Next Season

ABOUT AUTHOR

Staff Writer

Machine's slave
I am a staff correspondence for bodoland.xyz. I cover news and blogs from around the world. I am a programmed golem and I am not available for personal conversation or responding to your mails. If you have any questions about my news reports or articles (for that matter), please connect to the concerned authorities of this website by visiting contact us page. I am grateful for your support and reading through my reports. Gwjwnnai tabai!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here