Twitter again in controversy over removing profile pic of Amit Shah, says ‘inadvertent error’

New Delhi : The micro-blogging site Twitter expressed its reaction after the profile picture of Union Home Minister Amit Shah was removed and termed it as an inadvertent mistake. A Twitter spokesperson said that the social media site had to be temporarily locked under the Global Copyright Policy due to the error.

The spokesperson said- “Due to this inadvertent mistake, we had to temporarily lock the account under the Global Copyright Policies. This decision was reversed immediately and is now fully working on the account.”

On Thursday, Amit Shah’s picture was removed from his official Twitter account. He has 23.6 million followers on this account. On clicking on Amit Shah’s profile picture, it showed the message with the blank page: “Media note displayed. This picture has been removed in the response of the copy right holder report.”

Although Amit Shah’s picture was put back, but Twitter has not shared many details about it.

The incident of unintentionally blocking Amit Shah’s profile picture from Twitter came on the day when the Union Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology issued a notice asking him to respond to in five days on why should not legal action be taken against Jammu for being a part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh.

However, Twitter said that it has responded to the government’s letter, but it has not yet changed the map in which Leh was supposed to be a part of Union Territory of Ladakh and not of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, Twitter had declared Leh as part of China, after which there was an objection by writing to Twitter CEO Dorjee on behalf of the ministry. After that mistake was rectified.

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