BJP Telangana State president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar became the first politician from Telangana to get the tag of manipulated media for his retweet of the alleged toolkit prepared by Congress to target the Modi government and expose its failures in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Twitter gave the tag to Sanjay's tweet and considered as “deceptively altered or fabricated.” However, Congress insisted that the toolkit documents flagged by the BJP are “fake”. They also filed a police complaint against BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh seeking an investigation into the issue.
The BJP leaders posted a series of tweets attacking Congress over the alleged tool kit. In his tweet, Sanjay said, “‘Use dramatic pictures of funerals’, ‘Call new strain ‘Indian Mutant’, ‘Asking Social media volunteers to call it Modi Strain’. Exposed! Using a pandemic crisis to tarnish our Prime Minister and country for their own party to flourish is what Congress stands for.”
‘Use dramatic pictures of funerals’— Bandi Sanjay Kumar (@bandisanjay_bjp) May 18, 2021
‘Call new strain ‘Indian Mutant’
‘Asking Social media volunteers to call it Modi Strain’
Using a pandemic crisis to tarnish our Prime Minister and country for their own party to flourish is what Congress stands for. pic.twitter.com/C21WGaHOS3
The tech giant has taken a decision to flag the tweets as the spread of fake news is increasing by even those in responsible positions.