In a huge victory, ISI-backed Pakistani stooge Zaid Zaman Hamid's Twitter account has been withheld in India. Republic has been exposing Pakistan's anti-India propaganda machinery of which people like Hamid were part of.
Hamid's social media account, especially on Twitter, is among several others which have been fearmongering and warmongering on the issue of the integration of Kashmir with the rest of India. The tactics used by such account is to circulate misinformation full of vile and hate through doctored videos with the purpose of inciting violence. Republic has been exposing these handles on social media and has been been a target of such accounts, as one of them, used the channel's content and distorted it to manufacture lies. Such incidences rose notoriously during and after Kashmir's integration with India.
Republic had formally taken up the issue with Twitter. When Republic reported on Twitter's inaction, the Pak-stooge began an ISI-backed campaign against the channel. Republic has continued to report fake news propaganda machinery on social media.
But it appears that Twitter has been forced to take action against Hamid. It has withheld Hamid's account in India.
Republic posed the question to the MEA on what action the ministry will take against Pak-backed social media accounts peddling fearmongering and warmongering. Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar:
"Yes, we will see if there are handles which are pushing out a narrative which is incendiary, which is promoting violence then I think that is something which we will definitely take into account. That again brings me to the original point that from their side, they would like to project a panic situation and they would like to project a war-like situation and that is why we don't feel that is the case and neither I think, the international community feels that there is a war-like situation that exists," he said.