New Delhi: Twitter has given a clarification for the first time after raiding the office in connection with an alleged ‘toolkit’ created by Congress (Congress) to tarnish the country’s image and discredit the Modi government at the Center. Twitter said that after the recent police action in offices in Delhi, Gurugram, it is worried about the employees in India.
The company said that plans to advocate changes in such elements of IT rules, which hinder free, open public dialogue. Twitter said that in response to the tag of ‘manipulated media’ in the BJP leader’s tweet, he is worried about the police bullying tactics.
Will try to follow the applicable laws in India- Twitter
The spokesman said that he will try to follow the laws applicable in India, and will continue constructive dialogue with the government. Twitter said, ‘For the time being, we are concerned about the recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to our users’ freedom of expression.’
A Twitter spokesperson said, “Along with many civil society people in India and around the world, we are concerned about the use of bullying tactics by the police.” Committed to empowering and protecting freedom of speech and privacy.
Delhi Police raided
Significantly, the team of Special Cell of Delhi Police raided the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurugram on Monday evening in connection with the investigation of the alleged ‘Covid Toolkit’ case. A senior police official said that the special cell sent a notice to Twitter over a complaint related to the alleged ‘Covid-19 toolkit’ and sought an explanation from the micro-blogging site for tweeting BJP leader Sambit Patra’s tweet as ‘tampered’.
Last week, Twitter had described Patra’s tweet related to the ‘toolkit’ as ‘tampered’. The BJP alleges that the Congress, by creating a toolkit, described the new form of Coronavirus as ‘Indian form’ or ‘Modi form’ and tried to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Congress rejected the allegations, claiming that the BJP was resorting to fake ‘toolkits’ to discredit it. Congress has also filed a case of ‘forgery’ in the police against several senior BJP leaders.