r/technology – Police in India raid Twitter offices in probe of tweets with ‘manipulated media’ label


The BJP Govt. was under severe fire all of last month because of how horrible the government’s handling of the pandemic has been. People on twitter we’re reaching out to opposition parties for oxygen because people were dying all over the country.

To counter the narrative, some BJP ministers released a “toolkit” purportedly leaked from the opposition’s IT team which had methods employed by the opposition to show the government in a bad light. But anyone giving it a cursory glance would be able to tell this was made by BJP itself (had things like ‘this is the chance to bring down the hard earned image of the PM – I’m paraphrasing but generally obvious bootlicking that no-one except the party’s underlings would say)

Twitter in response marked these tweets as ‘manipulated media’.

BJP threatened Twitter to remove it’s MM tags. Twitter doubled down.

BJP seems to have gone a step forward by telling the Delhi police to conduct raids in Twitter’s office.


The BJP Govt. was under severe fire all of last month because of how horrible the government’s handling of the pandemic has been. People on twitter we’re reaching out to opposition parties for oxygen because people were dying all over the country.

To counter the narrative, some BJP ministers released a “toolkit” purportedly leaked from the opposition’s IT team which had methods employed by the opposition to show the government in a bad light. But anyone giving it a cursory glance would be able to tell this was made by BJP itself (had things like ‘this is the chance to bring down the hard earned image of the PM – I’m paraphrasing but generally obvious bootlicking that no-one except the party’s underlings would say)

Twitter in response marked these tweets as ‘manipulated media’.

BJP threatened Twitter to remove it’s MM tags. Twitter doubled down.

BJP seems to have gone a step forward by telling the Delhi police to conduct raids in Twitter’s office.

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