Delhi clashes aftermath: Twitter suspends over 550 accounts

New Delhi: Day after clashes erupted between Delhi police and farmers in New Delhi on January 26, Twitter on Wednesday that it has suspended more than 550 accounts saying the action was taken against users engaged in “spam and platform manipulation”.

“We have taken strong enforcement action to protect the conversation on the service from attempts to incite violence, abuse and threats that could trigger the risk of offline harm by blocking certain terms that violate our rules for trends,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

The statement added: “using a combination of technology and human review, Twitter worked at scale and took action on hundreds of accounts and Tweets that have been in violation of the Twitter Rules, and suspended more than 550 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation.”

On Tuesday, hundreds of farmers engaged in violent clashes with the Delhi Police at ITO before making their way to the Red Fort.


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