Twitter suspends over 550 accounts after violence during farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally

Twitter suspends over 550 accounts after violence during farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally

 

 

NEW DELHI: Twitter on Wednesday suspended over 550 accounts from its platform in connection with the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day.

 

The microblogging platform said that it had applied labels to tweets that were found to be in violation of synthetic and manipulated media policy.

 

Farmers broke through barricades to enter Delhi and resorted to vandalism across several parts of the national capital during their Kisan tractor rally against the Centre’s three new farm laws on January 26.

 

Several public and private properties were damaged in acts of vandalism by the mob. A total of 22 FIRs have been registered regarding the violence, in which over 300 police personnel were injured.

 

Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence.