- The Twitter account of Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad blocked.
- Twitter scene with explanation.
- Twitter claims the minister committed copyright infringement
According to Twitter, the use of the song by Ravi Shankar Prasad is a violation of copyright policy. Lumen said that the International Federation of Phonographic Industries for Sony Music had blocked a tweet shared by Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 16, 2017, and that action had been taken against him the day before. Rahman’s song was used in the background in the video, which was made as a tribute to the Indian army. It was published on the anniversary of the victory of the 1971 war.
According to national media reports, Twitter has warned that the account will remain closed if similar incidents occur. The Union IT minister’s account was closed due to continuing clashes between the central government and Twitter.
Ravi Shankar Prasad claimed that freedom of expression was not important to them as Twitter maintains and that Twitter was giving importance to their agendas. He blamed Twitter for not complying with the Center’s new IT rules. The minister also noted that Twitter has made it clear that he will be removed from the platform if he crosses the line drawn by Twitter. Twitter alleges that the new TI rules introduced by the Center go against freedom of expression. The American company said yesterday that it was not ready to comply with the rules.
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