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Ghaziabad case: Plaint against Twitter India MD, actor Swara Bhaskar, and others

11:43 PM Jun 17, 2021 | FPJ Bureau

New Delhi: Two days after Ghaziabad Police police booked Twitter, another complaint has been filed against it, it's India MD Manish Maheshwari, Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar, journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and others for giving communal colour without fact checking the authenticity of an incident.

The reference is to a video on social media of a man identified as Abdul Samad Saifi, who was thrashed and his beard shorn off. According to the complainant, Sherwani and Bhaskar "got inspired from the incident and started a propaganda to spread hate amongst the citizens".

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He said that the these users have lakhs of followers on Twitter and knowing the impact that their tweets have on the society, "they gave communal colour to the incident without fact checking the truthfulness of the incident".

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"The concerned tweets were floated across the social media with the motive of hampering harmony and peace amongst the religious groups," the advocate said.

Accusing Twitter, Twitter India and its MD, Acharya said, "Twitter Inc, Twitter India, its MD Maheshwari did not take any action to remove these false tweets knowing the fact that the incident didn't have any communal angle.

Also, it did not filter these tweets

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