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Twitter has removed the blue tick from the personal Twitter handle of Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu, amid the ongoing controversy over the new IT rules. The Vice President’s Office has given this information. However, the official handle of the Vice President’s office still bears this tick. According to the news agency, his account was not active for the last 6 months. Because of this his personal handle has been unverified.
What is Blue Tick?
According to Twitter, a blue verified badge (blue tick) means that the account is genuine and in the public interest. To get this tick, it is very important to have an active Twitter account. Currently, Twitter verifies specific accounts of government companies, brands and non-profit organizations, news organizations and journalists, entertainment, sports and e-sports, activists, organizers and other influencers.
In what situation does twitter remove blue tick
According to the terms of Twitter, if someone changes the name of his handle or the user does not use his account in the way on the basis of which was verified. In this situation Blue Tick i.e. Blue Verified Badge can be removed without any notice.
Controversy over new IT rules
These days all is not going well between Twitter and the government regarding the new guidelines of the Government of India. Twitter has not yet given its approval to the new guideline. At the same time, a few days ago, Delhi Police had raided the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurugram in connection with the alleged toolkit.