Tripura Police asks Twitter to suspend 68 accounts in connection with recent communal violence
Tripura Police has asked Twitter to suspend 68 profiles on the platform after the police found doctored posts on the microblogging site that led to mass communal violence in the state.
The West Agartala Police has in this regard sent a letter to Twitter's grievance officer in California, mentioning the link of all the 68 profiles in connection with the violence.
The letter dated November 3 read, “It is to inform you that some persons/ organisations are publishing/posting distorted and objectionable news items/statements in Twitter regarding the recent clash and alleged attack on a mosque."
The letter also mentioned that in publishing these news items/posts, the persons/organizations have been found using photographs/ videos of some other incidents, fabricated statements/commentary for promoting enmity between religious groups/communities.
“The posts have potential to flare up communal tension in Tripura State between people of different religious communities, which may result in communal riots”, the letter further stated.
Police has also sought details of a list of IP addresses where the user logged into accounts, and also mobile numbers linked to the Twitter accounts.
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