Twitter blocks six fake accounts blacklisted by PMO

Twitter blocks six fake accounts blacklisted by PMO

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After pressure from the Indian government, the social networking site Twitter has removed six of the micro blogging accounts which resembled that of the Prime Minister’s Office. The accounts were removed between the assertion of the government that action would be taken against those who allow objectionable content.

The social networking site in communication to the PMO said that it has “removed the reported profile(s) from circulation due to violation of our Terms of Service regarding impersonation”. The communication has been made in response to the complaint made two months back by the PMO which identified the six Twitter accounts and wanted these to be shut.

The Twitter accounts had communally sensitive content and other such objectionable content. The spokesperson of the PMO said that they had requested Twitter to take appropriate action against 6 persons impersonating the Prime Minister.

The spokesperson added that when they did not get any response for a long time they approached the Cyber Security Cell to initiate action. But then Twitter promised to cooperate with the government and locate the unlawful content. Twitter said that it could not take an action earlier as the government entity did not intimate through proper procedure electronically to the system and hence the request was not located.