BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya’s clip of farmer being baton charged labelled as “manipulated media” by Twitter
He had shared a video titled ‘Propaganda vs Reality’ in response to Rahul Gandhi’s post who had shared a PTI photograph showing a security personnel about to hit a farmer with a baton
On November 28, BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya posted an edited clip from the ongoing farmers’ protest on micro-blogging platform Twitter, quote tweeting a post made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
He had shared a video titled ‘Propaganda vs Reality’ in response to Rahul Gandhi’s post who had shared a PTI photograph showing a security personnel about to hit a farmer with a baton.
The social media platform on Wednesday added a “manipulated media” label to Malviya’s tweet.
As per Twitter’s ‘Synthetic and manipulated media policy’, “You may not deceptively promote synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context.”
“You should be able to find reliable information on Twitter. That means understanding whether the content you see is real or fabricated and having the ability to find more context about what you see on Twitter. Therefore, we may label Tweets that include media (videos, audio, and images) that have been deceptively altered or fabricated. In addition, you may not share deceptively altered media on Twitter in ways that mislead or deceive people about the media's authenticity where threats to physical safety or other serious harm may result,” it adds.