Twitter is a place where abuse remains a big problem, and this abuse comes from people claiming to follow all kinds of ideologies. One of such abusive account was of a Twitter troll, who had earlier openly advocated murders of Hindus in Kerala and had recently celebrated death of 26 CRPF men who were killed by Maoists a week earlier.
In February this year, OpIndia.com had highlighted the abusive tweets of this murderous Twitter troll who was followed by many journalists and Congress leaders. Many people had then wondered how could Twitter allow an account as hateful and criminal minded as this, to operate.
The murderous troll meanwhile got emboldened as Twitter didn’t take any action and even the journalists and Congress leaders who followed him didn’t condemn his tweets.
His bloodthirst and hate came to the fore again last week when he openly justified the massacre of CRPF jawans:
Perhaps this finally led many people to report the account and Twitter suspended it yesterday.
Finally Twitter suspended his account. https://t.co/vEizGdODEa
— Shikhar Chaman (@DhawanOfficial) May 1, 2017
Any sane mind would welcome removal of an abusive social media account that celebrates and advocates murders, but some so-called journalists and Congress supporters actually decided to support the murderous troll and asked Twitter to restore the abusive account. Worse, they spread lies about the murderous troll being non-abusive even though there are dozens of tweets proving his abuse and hate.
Among those supporting the murderous troll was Associate Editor of Catch News, who had earlier defamed the Indian Army by circulating pictures from Syria, and a columnist with leftist publications like The Wire, HuffPo etc. who was caught spreading fake video last month. They were joined by motley of Congress supporters:
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) May 1, 2017
— Prerna Bakshi (@bprerna) May 2, 2017
— Tejaswini Tabhane (@Tejaswi2406) May 1, 2017
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) May 1, 2017
— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) May 1, 2017
Twitter is known to restore suspended accounts, and given how they have been lax against the same murderous troll earlier, they might as well restore his account to let him celebrate deaths again.
However, this incident has exposed how many in the mainstream media and political parties harbour deep Hinduphobia and are ready to collaborate with criminal elements.