Twitter restores blue verification tick of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
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NEW DELHI: Twitter on Saturday restored the “blue tick” verification of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, hours after taking it down.
Earlier as we speak, the microblogging platform had eliminated the blue badge of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu solely to revive it later.
It has additionally restored the verification badge of different RSS functionaries, together with senior Sangh chief Krishna Gopal.
The transfer to drop the blue tick or badge — which signifies that the account is genuine — from the handles of two outstanding leaders triggered a backlash, with the federal government sources lashing out on the social media platform.
It additionally comes within the backdrop of a standoff between the Centre and Twitter over the brand new digital guidelines which got here into power final month.

Citing its verification coverage, Twitter stated the blue tick of VP Naidu was eliminated for the reason that account had been inactive since July 2020.
It defined that inactivity relies on logging in, including that to maintain the account energetic, the account holder should be sure that to log in not less than each six months.
According to Sangh sources, Twitter has over the previous a number of days eliminated the blue badge from the accounts of many RSS leaders whose accounts had been verified by the social media platform again in 2019.
Meanwhile, the federal government on Saturday issued a discover to Twitter giving it one final likelihood to “immediately” adjust to the brand new IT guidelines.
It warned that failure to stick to the norms will result in the platform shedding exemption from legal responsibility beneath the IT Act.
The new IT guidelines for social media corporations that got here into impact final month mandate massive platforms like Facebook and Twitter to undertake higher due diligence and make these digital platforms extra accountable and liable for the content material hosted by them.

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