Police in India visited Twitter offices over ‘manipulated media’ label

Police in India visited Twitter offices over ‘manipulated media’ label

Delhi police, controlled by India’s central government, on Monday evening visited two offices of Twitter — in the national capital state of Delhi and Gurgaon, in the neighboring state of Haryana — to seek more information about Twitter’s rationale to label one of the tweets by ruling partly BJP spokesperson as “manipulated media.” An hour into the search attempt, Delhi Police Special Cell team, which investigates terrorism and other crimes, vacated Twitter’s offices because they were closed and there were no Twitter employees to engage with at the premises, according to live broadcast by several local news channels. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment. India, the world’s second-largest internet market, is a key overseas region for Twitter and many other American technology firms. New Delhi sent a notice to Twitter last week after the social network labeled a tweet from Sambit Patra, the spokesperson of India’s ruling party BJP, as “manipulated media.”