The micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday arbitrarily removed ‘blue-tick’ verification from Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu’s personal Twitter handle.
On Saturday morning, several social media users pointed out that Twitter has unverified Vice President Venkaiah Naidu from its platform by removing “blue tick” from his personal account.
The micro-blogging site has not provided any explanation so far as they acted against the Vice President of India. Some suggest that Twitter unverified the account as it was in an inactive state for a few weeks. VP Venkaiah Naidu has been using the official account of ‘Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) to communicate on Twitter ever since he was elected to the post. The last tweet posted from his personal account, ‘@MVenkaiahNaidu’, was on January 9 this year, and it had become inactive ever since then.
However, several others have also contended that several accounts remain verified despite not being active for several months.
Twitter had removed Jammu and Kashmir L-G’s account, censored Amit Shah
This is not the first time that the micro-blogging site is acting arbitrarily on accounts associated with the nationalist Indian government. A few weeks back, social media giant Twitter suspended the official account of Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha. The real reason behind the suspension was not clear, though several media reports claim the account was taken down for violating the platform’s rules.
After suspending the account without any reason, Twitter had posted a message saying, “Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules”.