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MeitY objects to Twitter tagging tweet content as 'manipulated media'

Many of the tweets tagged had reference to a toolkit allegedly created by Congress


Neha Alawadhi New Delhi
In a letter to Twitter, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology objected to the microblogging service using the tag "manipulated media" on some tweets by Indian political leaders.

Twitter tags content in a tweet as "manipulated media" if it has "reason to believe that media shared in a Tweet have been significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated".

According to sources, MeitY wrote to the global team of Twitter making the complaint. The tweets that were tagged as "manipulated media" had reference to a toolkit allegedly created by the Indian National Congress party.

Many of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's

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First Published: May 21 2021 | 6:44 PM IST

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