Twitter questioned over its stance, 'Verify Muslim activists' trends on Twitter in India
DELHI: Social media platform Twitter has once again faced a major online agitation--this time its by Muslims.
Hundreds of handles tweeted with the hashtag, '#VerifyMuslimActivists' on Tuesday. The trending continued till late night and brought it to the attention of social media as well as outside.
This is just days after Bahujan activists had taken on Twitter India over its alleged bias regarding the big handles belonging to Dalit-Tribal-Backward voices on its platform.
Now the users have questioned the social media giant about its stance regarding Muslim users, many of whom have not been 'verified'. Though several activists say that they don't yearn 'blue tick' but the lack of a transparent policy regarding the 'verification process in India' has drawn ire of the Twitter users.
Twitter has been in the eye of storm over failure to stop hate and offensive content. Besides, it has faces accusations of double standards while dealing with serial fake news peddlers and lack of transparency regarding 'banning and blocking accounts'. Advocate Sanjay Hegde's account remains suspended while several fake news peddlers remain on the platform.
[November 13, 2019 NewsBits.in]