With the farmers’ protest against the contentious agricultural laws entering 71 days, it is now grabbing attention of international community with many taking to social media to voice their opinions, including politicians to actors and influential personalities.
A day after Hollywood singer-actor Rihanna’s tweets on the ongoing farmers protest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey liked a tweet that hails Rihanna’s comment on the ongoing demonstration in India.
The tweet by a Washington Post columnist and journalist Karen Attiah claims that Rihanna’s take on the farmers’ agitation is something that is “uplifting the oppressed.”
The singer’s intervention in support of Indian protestors have been viewed by some as inciting massive violence on the streets of the national capital. Rihanna’s post has also come under scanner after a dossier accidently shared by environmentalist activist Greta Thunberg that showed Rihanna’s tweet was pre-planned by the protesters and that the singer merely copy pasted it.
Dorsey also liked another tweet by the same user that called upon Twitter to add emoticons beside hashtags ‘farmers protest’, like the one it did for Black Lives Matter and Nigeria’s End Sars protes.
Earlier, apart from Rihanna, porn actor Mia Khalifa and Greta Thunberg took to social media to extend their support to the agitating farmers.
The development comes at a time when micro-blogging site is facing criticism for its selective target and spread of fake news through the platform.
Twitter had recently banned US President Donald Trump’s Twitter handle on account of inciting the Capitol Hill violence sieged by his supporters, while on the other hand it has left the accounts of other world leaders from Iran and Malaysia despite them calling for violence.
It has also removed tweets by actor Kangana Ranaut, who had taken to Twitter to express her vexation over Rihanna’s Tweet, allegedly for violating company’s rules.