Nipping the bud on Pakistan's fake news, Twitter sent a notice to a Pakistani news media organisation over a propaganda video, however, no action was taken against it.
This is not the first time that Twitter has gone soft on Pakistan, but on August 26, the microblogging site refused to take action against the fake news peddled by Pakistan President Arif Alvi. Pak Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari put out a screengrab of an email sent by Twitter to Arif Alvi stating that no action will be taken against the Pakistan President for the fake news propagated by him on Jammu and Kashmir. The email has been sent in reference to the fake news spread out by Pakistan President Arif Alvi on the micro-blogging platform on August 24 over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of abrogation of Article 370. Shireen Mazari, in her tweet, brazenly termed the complaint against Pakistan President's fake news "in bad taste and ridiculous".
The micro-blogging website, in its mail to Pakistan President claimed that it investigated the fake news posted by Arif Alvi and that it could not identify any violation of Twitter Rules or applicable laws. Twitter then refused to take action against the Pakistan President. While Pakistan is continuously trying to instigate fake news on Kashmir, a call for action by Twitter against such handles on its platform has been made by India. Significantly, Republic TV has also time-and-again written to the microblogging website over the matter, calling for Twitter to act against the verified blue-ticked handles among others which are trying to spread fake news on Kashmir issue.
BJP's IT chief Amit Malviya on Monday spoke about social media platforms like Twitter, which Pakistan has been using to wage a fake news war against India. He said that Pakistan must not build its political capital through its fake news machinery. Amit Malviya also said that Twitter should be clear about where it stands about its role on content being posted on its platform. Twitter failed to act against Pakistan President Arif Alvi propagating fake news.