‘Clear instance of tech feudalism’: RSS lashes out at Twitter over Bhagwat’s blue tick episode

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Social media large Twitter on Saturday eliminated the blue verification tick from the accounts of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and different senior functionaries solely to revive it after a variety of hue and cry by Sangh sympathisers on social media.

Taking robust objection, Rajiv Tuli, a functionary in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) Delhi unit, informed PTI that this “clearly reveals biasness and a transparent instance of ‘tech feudalism’ by Twitter”.

He cited a number of Twitter handles which have been “inactive however proceed to stay verified”.

The blue tick, which is a verification badge, was faraway from 5 accounts belonging to senior functionaries of the RSS, the ruling BJP’s ideological mentor, sources within the Sangh stated.

Later within the day, the verification badge of Bhagawat, Suresh Soni, Arun Kumar, Suresh Joshi and Krishna Gopal was restored. Tuli stated it was “finished after a lot heckling”.

Senior RSS functionaries together with Bhagwat had joined Twitter in July 2019.

Sources within the Sangh stated that the accounts had been created to “examine the unfold of misinformation by parody accounts”.

Earlier within the day, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s verification badge was additionally eliminated which was later restored.

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