Controversial actor Kangana Ranaut has been permanently banned by microblogging website Twitter after she posted a tweet related to the post-poll violence in West Bengal. The actor’s account has been permanently suspended by Twitter for violating its policy and for hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.
While there is no clarity on which tweet of the actor resulted in the ban, many are speculating the tweet asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tame Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee might be the reason behind the ban.
Kangana in the tweet said, “This is horrible…we need super gundai to kill gundai…she (Mamata) is like an unleashed monster, to tame her Modiji please show your Viraat roop from early 2000’s.” The actor faced severe criticism for the tweet. Politicians, celebrities and common users also accused hr of instigating communal tension.
The actor, known for her often inflammatory tweets, posted several messages following the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress’ win over the BJP in West Bengal and incidents of post-poll violence. Calling for President’s rule in the state, she also blamed Banerjee for the violence and called her unpublishable names.
What Twitter said
A Twitter spokesperson in a statement said, “We have been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy. We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service.”
As per the social media platform’s Abusive Behaviour policy, “One may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone or incite other people to do so or attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.”
Kangana Ranaut accuses Twitter of racial bias
Unfazed, the actor hit out the microblogging website. She said, “Twitter has only proved my point they’re Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do.”
She added, “I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema. But my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved, and censored for thousands of years, and still, there is no end to the suffering.”
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