In a major action, microblogging site Twitter has removed the blue tick from the personal Twitter handle of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. This morning, Twitter had removed the blue ticks from the personal Twitter handles of the country’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and several RSS leaders. However, after the uproar over this decision, Twitter again put a blue tick on the Twitter handle of Venkaiah Naidu.
Removing a blue tick from Twitter means that the company has unverified that account. The blue tick has been removed from the Twitter handle of many RSS leaders including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. It is believed that Mohan Bhagwat has not tweeted a single tweet from his Twitter handle, so the blue tick has been removed from his handle.
Mohan Bhagwat had created his Twitter account in the year 2019 and till now there has been no tweet from his personal Twitter handle. Before Mohan Bhagwat, the blue tick was removed from the personal Twitter handles of RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Suresh Joshi and Arun Kumar.
In fact, according to Twitter’s rules, it is necessary to log in and update the profile every six months to keep the account active. At the same time, after removing the blue tick from the Twitter account of Venkaiah Naidu, it was clarified by Twitter that the Twitter handle of Venkaiah Naidu was not logged in in the last six months.
Twitter has agreed to accept many new guidelines on social media of the Government of India. Recently, Twitter told the Delhi High Court that it has complied with the Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules, 2021 and on May 28 itself, it has also appointed a Grievance Officer.