Social media users were surprised at the sudden disappearance of his picture on Thursday (November 12, 2020) from the official account of the Union Home Minister on social media platform Twitter. On the Twitter account of the Home Minister, instead of the picture in his profile, it was written that after the report of the copyright holder, it was written for a long time. The photo has been removed.
Please tell that the Twitter display picture of Home Minister Amit Shah is also on his official website. But despite it being removed by citing copyright, people started sharing screenshots and asking for the reason.
Although Twitter usually does this when someone claims copyright, but even such a large platform is not expected to act on a complaint without verifying it. That is why as soon as netizens started posting their questions on social media, Twitter immediately undone Amit Shah’s picture.
It is noteworthy that Amit Shah is the second most followed leader of the country. He is followed by 23.6 million people on Twitter. At the same time, he follows 296 accounts himself. In such a situation, Twitter is bound to be criticized for such actions.
If we go and see Amit Shah’s webpage himself, then we will get to see the picture of his DP here first. In such a situation, there is no question of anyone else’s copyright above the picture. Then on what basis did Twitter remove Amit Shah’s picture, this is a big question.
On Twitter, after presenting its own criticism on its own platform, Twitter has introduced a clarification. In this, he has avoided calling this whole incident a mistake. A Twitter spokesperson said, “Due to an unintentional mistake, we temporarily closed this account under our global copyright policies. But now this decision has been completely changed and the account has been opened.
Due to an inadvertent error, we temporarily locked this account under our global copyright policies. This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional: Twitter Spokesperson on Home Minister Amit Shah’s account being temporarily locked yesterday evening https://t.co/KVPkyo2Lic
– ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2020
Twitter also removed DP of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy
It is noteworthy that while such negligence of Twitter was revealed on the Union Home Minister’s account, in the meantime, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also claimed that Twitter had removed his display picture yesterday due to the report of an unknown Bangladeshi. The Bangladeshi claimed that she had a patent on the photo.
Swamy said on his Twitter that Twitter had deleted the picture without verifying the complaint but restored it after his team made the entire case look into it. Subramanian Swamy’s supporters have also claimed on Twitter that his photo was removed without verifying it. Later, when the matter came to notice due to Swamy’s team, he was set again.
Some Bangladeshi idiot claimed copyright for content that were owned by someone else. Shocking that @twitter accepted the claim without validation & removed Dr Swamy’s DP & Header image. After @jagdishshetty sent a letter, they have come to their senses and restored the images. pic.twitter.com/JFiKgaSPVY
– ॐ Ramesh ॐ (@rameshnswamy) November 12, 2020
Interestingly, such a mistake was made against Twitter against Amit Shah and Subramaniam Swamy at the same time when the IT Ministry sent the Global Vice President of Twitter to show part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Union Territory of Leh on Thursday (November 12, 2020 ) To Notice sent.
Explain that in this notice, Twitter was instructed to explain the whole matter in the next 5 days, why legal action should not be taken against them for insulting the territorial integrity of India?
Earlier last month too, the government wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, expressing ‘disappointment and resentment’ over Leh’s misinformation. As soon as the government came to the notice, it was strongly objected that Twitter had shown the geographical location of Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China.