Delhi Police clarifies its teams visited Twitter offices to serve notice

Delhi Police clarifies its teams visited Twitter offices to serve notice

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Delhi Police has clarified that its teams had visited the offices of Twitter India to serve a notice as per routine process.

Earlier, media reports had claimed that the Special Cell of the Delhi Police is raiding offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurgaon in connection with its probe into the alleged Congress toolkit conspiracy.

The Delhi Police teams returned from Gurgaon after finding that its office was shut as employees had been instructed to work from home in light of the Covid-19 pandemic since March last year.

Earlier today, it was reported that Delhi Police has sent a notice to Twitter demanding an explanation for their adding the ‘manipulated media’ tag to tweets by BJP politicians on the alleged Congress toolkit. The social media platform has been asked to explain the reason behind their decision to add the tag.

The Police wants to know on what basis Twitter decided to add the ‘manipulated media’ label to the tweets. Delhi Police has said that as per their investigation, Twitter is acquainted with some facts related to the matter and are in possession of some information regarding the same.

The Government of India had raised objection to the labeling of the tweets. Ministry sources had said, “In its communication to Twitter, the Ministry has stated that a complaint has already been made by one of the concerned parties before local law enforcement agency questioning the veracity of the toolkit and the same is under investigation.” Sources said that Twitter has taken an arbitrary and unilateral decision regarding the matter.



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