On Tuesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted about reality, a day after the Delhi Police issued a notice to Twitter India in connection with the investigation into a complaint about the suspected “COVID toolkit.” On Monday, the Delhi Police said they had sought clarification from Twitter in relation to a tweet by BJP leader Sambit Patra about an alleged toolkit issued by the government that the microblogging site tagged as “manipulated media.” According to Twitter, it “may label tweets that include media (videos, audio, and images) that have been deceptively altered or fabricated”.
“Truth remains unafraid,” Gandhi tweeted using the hashtag ‘Toolkit’.
On Monday evening, Delhi Police officers went to Twitter’s offices in south Delhi and Gurugram to secure the involvement of Twitter’s managing director Manish Maheshwari in the investigation.
The Congress said on Monday that the Delhi Police’s “cowardly raid” on the microblogging site’s offices “exposes lame duck attempts” by BJP leaders to conceal a “fraudulent toolkit.” “ This is an attempt to conceal the whole situation. The BJP devised a scheme to fabricate a forged text, and they were discovered. They’re now attempting to browbeat Twitter.
The Delhi Police’s special cell is investigating a complaint filed on May 18 by two Congress party leaders with the police chief and the Tughlak Road police station, seeking a first information report (FIR) against some BJP leaders for allegedly “forging documents, and circulating fabricated content on Twitter under the hashtag CongressToolkitExposed.”