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Fir Against 8 Twitter Handles For Misleading Information In Unnao Case

The Unnao Police has lodged an FIR against eight Twitter handles and its user on charges of spreading misleading information in connection with the recovery of the bodies of two minor girls in Baburha village of the district.

The Twitter handles include @themojostory which is run by senior journalist Barkha Dutt, @BhimSenaChief run by Nawab Satpal Tanwar, @NilimDutta, @janjagranlive, @SurajKrBaudh spokesperson, Azad Samaj Party), @vijayambedkarUP, Abhaykumarazad97, and @Rahuldiwkr.

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh working vigorously to crackdown on social media offenders regarding this incident. Earlier Udit Raj, former MP and Congress leader had been booked by Unnao police for allegedly spreading misinformation through his Twitter account.

According to the Unnao police, these eight Twitter users had tweeted that two minors who were found dead in the fields were sexually assaulted. And their last rites were performed against the wish of their families.

Later, the Twitter users were booked under the charges of spreading rumors to cause riots, and under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

Anand Kulkarni, the Superintendent of Police stated that all those who are misleading the information and creating disharmony through social media platforms will be punished. They have lodged the FIR and will also conduct an inquiry into the tweets. He even said that that fake information was spread intentionally to depreciate the ruling government and disturb the general law and order.

After the police issued the statement that the post mortem report did not confirm rape some of the tweets and updates were removed. The report clearly stated that there was no sexual assault and injuries on the victim’s bodies. Even the police also cleared that neither the police nor the administration was trying to conduct the last rites of the two girls. The family informed the police that some of their relatives will arrive from Surat and then they would perform the last rites of both the girls.

News Source – IANS

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Twitter To Make @POTUS Account Begin With Zero Followers

Twitter will make US Presidential-elect Joe Biden’s @POTUS account and @WhiteHouse account to a fresh start from zero followers. This will be done once Mr Biden will swear in as the next US President on 20th January 2021.

Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director in a quote to the media report stated that the social media platforms would not be transferring the existing accounts as POTUS and @WhiteHouse followers to the new administration. Where @POTUS currently has 33.2 million followers, @TheWhiteHouse has 26 million followers on Twitter.

As per the reports, this decision taken for Mr Biden officials accounts is the complete appositive of what happened to the Trump administration time when he took over the accounts from the Obama administration.

The report stated that-  “Back then, Twitter essentially duplicated the existing accounts, creating an archive of Obama-era tweets and followers and building a new set of accounts for the incoming administration that retained all of those followers without any of the tweets.”

According to Twitter, the accounts for @VP, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, @Cabinet, and @LaCasaBlanca will also have their followers gone. The Twitter official informed that this is an ongoing discussion with the Biden transition team on several aspects related to White House account transfers.

Earlier the company informed that all existing tweets on those accounts would be archived and it will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to Biden.

Whereas Donald Trump’s @POTUS account will be renamed @POTUS45 and “frozen as-is” and he will be in control of @realDonaldTrump, although with fewer protections than before.

From 20th January onwards, Trump will lose special privileges on Twitter, and his tweets will be treated like any other user.

News Source- IANS

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PM's Twitter Account Hacked

PM’s Twitter Account Hacked

The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own site was hacked as secretive tweets were posted at an opportune time Thursday.

Affirming the hacking of PM Modi’s own site, Twitter said it knew about the action and has found a way to make sure about the undermined account. “We are effectively exploring the circumstance. Right now, we don’t know about others being affected,” a Twitter representative told news organization Reuters.

In a progression of tweets, the messages posted on Twitter handle of PM Modi’s own site, which passes by the handle narendramodi_in, read: “I bid to all of you to give liberally to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India start with digital currency, Kindly Donate eth to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6

Truly this handle is hacked by John Wick (hckindia@tutanota.com), We have not hacked Paytm Mall

— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) September 2, 2020

I advance to all of you to give liberally to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India start with cryptographic money, Kindly Donate Bitcoin to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6

eth #crypto – Official Tweet of PM Modi

— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) September 2, 2020

“This handle is hacked by John Wick (hckindia@tutanota.com), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” another counterfeit tweet read.

The tweets, requesting cryptographic money, have been brought down.

The checked Twitter account, which is connected to PM Narendra Modi’s own site, has over 2.5 million followers.

On August 30, cybersecurity firm Cyble had guaranteed programmer bunch John Wick was behind a “monstrous” information break at Paytm Mall, the web based business arm of unicorn Paytm. Cyble had guaranteed the programmer bunch had additionally requested payoff, as it had got unlimited admittance to the association’s information base. Paytm had, nonetheless, said it had not discovered any information penetrate during an examination.

The occurrence comes after a few Twitter handle of noticeable characters were hacked in July.

Twitter accounts of verified people like Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk among others were undermined as messages identified with cryptocurrency were posted on their records. The corporate records for Uber and Apple were likewise influenced during the significant penetrate.

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