Altnews founder Pratik Sinha today stirred a hornet’s nest after he doxxed several unsuspecting users on Twitter simply because he did not agree with their political views.
Hours after Sinha disclosed the identities of these anonymous accounts, a barrage of threats and invectives have started being hurled at them, evidently by coordinated Islamist radicals online opposing the ideology professed by these social media users. One of the influencers, who goes by the Twitter handle of @squintneon, has already started receiving threats from online jihadists, abusing him and forewarning him of dire consequences since his identity is now established.
Squint Neon believes his elaborate Twitter thread exposing Islamists has elicited such a reaction from Alrnews’ Pratik Sinha. Mocking the duplicity of liberals in upholding FoE uniformly, he says, “Liberals’ guide to FOE- Criticise Leftist, face the Islamists.” He has also asserted that he has been expressing his opinions and his ideology in a non-abusive manner and this unwarranted doxing by Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) and his accomplice Mohammed Zubair(@Zoo_bear) have unleashed a legion of Islamists on his TL, effectively putting him and his family in peril.
After this big factual thread on love Jihad, Fact checker & Zubair got triggered that they resort to doxing threatening, Passing private infos to the radical izlamist group. requesting everyone to Rt & share this thread as much as possible https://t.co/ycs7tObw9m
— Squint Neon (@squintneon) January 25, 2019
According to Squint Neon, Pratik and Zubair were provoked by his and others’ posts exposing the blatant pandering of Islamists by the leftist cabal. Pratik Sinha thus made their private details public, allegedly to intimidate them and force them into silence and conform to his ideals.
Now, in a strange twist of events, after being doxxed and hounded by AltNews founder Pratik Sinha and receiving death threats by the trolls that were unleashed on him, Twitter has chosen to suspend SquintNeon’s account instead of acting against trolls like Pratik.
It was indeed shocking that Twitter decided to suspend the account of the victim who was shamelessly doxxed by Pratik Sinha and got death threats because of it instead of suspending the accounts that doxxed him, hounded him, harassed him and issued death threats.
Several people on Twitter alluded to the biased decision of the social media giant Twitter which has been caught on more than one occasion being biased against conservatives, in India or abroad. In fact, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, besides getting into trouble during his India trip, had earlier admitted that their employees have a strong left bias.
— मिर्चा ग़ालिब (@mirchagalib) January 26, 2019
BJP MP from East Delhi also questioned Twitter for its inexplicable decision.
Hello @TwitterIndia, Why has @squintneon been suspended? Just yesterday Congress trolls targeted one of their alleged admins & today the handle is suspended. Are you too playing from their side? @misskaul @PayalKamat
— Maheish Girri (@MaheishGirri) January 26, 2019
In fact, one of the other Twitter users who was doxxed by Pratik Sinha pointed out that he had reported several abusive tweets by ‘ZooBear’, the co-founder of AltNews and despite getting notifications that ‘ZooBear’ had violated Twitter rules, no action was taken against him.
I have more than 10 such replies from twitter saying Zubair was found violating rules of twitter but they never took any action. pic.twitter.com/Mp4d9KhEVL
— Shash (@pokershash) January 26, 2019
By revealing one’s identity against his/her consent, the liberal cabal’s blue-eyed man, Pratik Sinha has not only put the lives of these people under threat but he has also brazenly violated their ‘Right to Privacy’- the right that accords them to withhold their identity. Now, Twitter, by suspending the young boy’s account has reiterated the fact that freedom of expression is granted to all, except the ones who might not hold the same political views as the leftist ecosystem.