A spokesman for the micro-blogging site said: “When Shah’s account was blocked, Twitter consistently interpreted it as an unintentional error under its copyright policy.
Facebook and Twitter officials present before the parliamentary committee on Thursday faced tough questions about why Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s account was blocked in November. The agenda for Thursday’s meeting was about protecting citizens’ rights, preventing the misuse of social media news platforms and protecting women, but sources said officials were asked why Shah’s Twitter account was blocked and to whom it was approved. Twitter officials responded that they were temporarily forced to block the account because of copyright on any posted image.
A spokesman for the micro-blogging site said: “When Shah’s account was blocked, Twitter consistently interpreted it as an unintentional error under its copyright policy. The decision was immediately reversed and is now fully operational. In the context of the huge debate, some members raised the question of how social media can remove content when there are no regulations in India.
Both Twitter and its parent organization said they had very strict rules about written content and would remove content that they would expect to promote violence if necessary. The rule came into effect after Twitter blocked the account of US President (then) Donald Trump (Trump) following the violence on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
Speaking of India, Facebook became controversial in September when a Wall Street Journal report said it was looking at hate speech posted by ruling BJP and right-wing leaders.