Twitter ‘permanently’ suspends Kangana Ranaut’s account for violating rules


Microblogging site Twitter permanently suspended Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s account earlier on Tuesday.

Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended after she posted a series of controversial tweets that go against the regulation guidelines of the micro-blogging site.

Why has Twitter suspended Kangana Ranaut’s account?

In a series of controversial tweets, Ranaut made comments on the alleged violence that took place in West Bengal after state’s election results were declared on Sunday, May 2.

In the tweets, that spurred this action, the actor was seen urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “tame” Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee using his “Virat Roop” from “early 2000s”.

In addition, in one of the tweets, the actor demanded president rule in West Bengal after All India Trinamool Congress won the fight against BJP by majority seats, over 200.

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Commenting on the matter, a Twitter spokesperson said in an official statement, “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy.”

“We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service,” the spokesperson added.

After Twitter suspended the account for violating guidelines, the actor posted a video on Instagram and called the move “death of democracy” with hashtags ‘Bengal Burning’ and ‘Bengal Violence’.

Meanwhile, hashtag #KanganaRanaut is trending on Twitter with thousands of tweets.

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