Twitter permanently suspends Kangana Ranaut’s account for ‘repeated hateful conduct, abusive behaviour policy’

New Delhi: Twitter has permanently suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s account for repeated violations of rules, specifically its “Hateful Conduct and Abusive Behaviour policy”.

Ranaut, known for her unfiltered and controversial tweets, posted several messages following the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress’s win over the BJP in West Bengal and incidents of post-poll violence. Calling for President’s Rule in the state, she also blamed Banerjee for the violence.

Ranaut had called on Narendra Modi to “kill gundai” in West Bengal by “showing your Virat roop from 2000’s (sic)”.

“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.

“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy. We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service,” the spokesperson added.

The 34-year-old actor’s handle @KanganaTeam now displays the message: “Account suspended”. “Twitter suspends accounts that violates the Twitter policy.”

According to Twitter’s Abusive Behaviour policy, “one may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so or attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice”.

When an account is suspended permanently, the account holder is notified about the rules they have violated, the social media platform said citing the policy.

Pertinently, this is not the first tweet of Kangana that landed her into the controversy; she is often being called out on social media for her controversial content.


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