Twitter has restored the blue tick on the personal handles of Indian vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hours after it was withdrawn on Saturday

Twitter reportedly removed the blue badge as Naidu’s personal handle was inactive for a long period and the vice president had posted the last tweet on July 23 last year.

“The account was inactive since July 2020. As per our verification policy, Twitter may remove blue verified badge and verified status if an account becomes inactive. The badge has been restored,” said a report quoted a Twitter spokesperson as saying.

The blue tick or verified badge on Twitter allows the public to know whether an account is authentic or not.

A Twitter account must be authentic, prominent, and active to receive the blue verified badge.

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A user should log in at least once in six months.

The microblogging platform’s move to remove the verified badge from the personal handles of Naidu and Bhagat has invited much criticism from the government as well as Sangh members.

Meanwhile, big social platforms like Twitter and Facebook were at loggerheads with the government over the new digital rules that came into force in May.

These two social media platforms are reportedly yet to comply to these rules.

The government on Saturday issued a notice to Twitter directing it to immediately comply with the new rules or else lose exemption from liability under the IT Act.


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