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ICMR says Twitter handle compromised after 'liking' tweets critical of govt

According to sources, it was observed that certain tweets criticising the government were "liked" from the ICMR's official Twitter handle

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The ICMR has removed its likes on the tweets in question

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday evening that its Twitter account has been "compromised" and it was taking necessary steps to rectify the issue.
According to sources, it was observed that certain tweets criticising the government were "liked" from the ICMR's official Twitter handle. The matter was brought to the notice of ICMR officials by some Twitter users, they said.
"ICMR has observed that the Twitter account of the organisation has been compromised. We are taking necessary steps to rectify the same. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this situation," the apex health research body said

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First Published: Aug 26 2020 | 9:27 PM IST

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