Over 300 social media handles linked to the JanaSena party are suspended by Twitter on Tuesday. This has sparked controversy among the party supporters. They were furious that 90% of the social media wings are suspended.
Twitter says that these accounts are suspended for platform violation and spam. These handles are extremely active and they post tweets in quick succession, one or two accounts getting suspended might seem natural but over 300 accounts getting suspended overnight led to doubt among supporters and common netizens.
All these accounts have actively participated in the #SaveNallamala campaign. But many others have also done the same. But JSP social media team has also participated actively in ‘YS JAGAN FAILED AS CM’. Only the accounts that participated in both these tags are suspended.
YS Jagan is blamed by the supporters of JanaSena for this mass suspension of accounts. There is a chance that this might actually be true. Mass reporting from some accounts might lead to suspension.
As a form of protest, JanaSena supporters have trended the hashtags #BringBackJSPSocialMedia and #SuppressionOfVoice on twitter. As of now, The hashtag #BringBackJSPSocialMedia is trending in number two position on twitter India trends.
It will be interesting to see whether the suspension will be taken back by Twitter or not. What do you think about this? Do let us know in the comments section below. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more updates on this issue.