Amit Shah's Twitter photo temporarily removed due to 'inadvertent error'; restored later

The home minister's Twitter display picture was on Thursday removed by the microblogging site in response to a 'report from the copyright holder'

Press Trust of India November 13, 2020 14:42:18 IST
Amit Shah's Twitter photo temporarily removed due to 'inadvertent error'; restored later

File image of Amit Shah. CNN-News18

New Delhi: Twitter on Friday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah's account was temporarily locked due to an "inadvertent error" and the decision was reversed immediately.

The account is fully functional, a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement on Friday.

Shah's Twitter display picture was on Thursday removed by Twitter in response to a "report from the copyright holder".

Clicking on Shah's picture showed a blank page with the message "Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder".

"Due to an inadvertent error, we temporarily locked this account under our global copyright policies. This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional," the Twitter spokesperson said.

Shah has 23.6 million followers on the microblogging platform.

The development comes at a time when the government has issued a notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh.

According to IT ministry sources, Twitter has been directed to explain within five working days why legal action should not be initiated against the platform and its representatives for disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by showing an incorrect map.

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