The BJP’s IT department head Amit Malviya, slammed former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, claiming that the social media company violated regulations between 2020 and 2022 when he was in charge.
Malviya’s counteroffensive through a Twitter post after Dorsey said the Indian government threatened the firm with raids and shutdown if it did not remove posts critical of the government during the farmers’ protest over three new laws in 2020 and 2021.
BJP’s IT department head said that Under Dorsey the firm had turned “rogue, disregarding laws of the sovereigns they operated in, muzzling freedom of speech (shadow banning ideologically different voices) and in many cases promoting secessionist voices and those who were working to exacerbate social fault lines, including several Twitter employees (Dorsey himself is guilty of it)”.
To support his claims, Malviya referred to the recent release of the “Twitter Files” following Elon Musk’s decision to eliminate “toxic people” from the platform, which he viewed as corroborating evidence.
Malviya emphasized that Twitter should not assume it was always right while labeling every other government, including the United States, as wrong. He argued that the social media giant had consistently violated Indian laws over an extended period from 2020 to 2022. Despite this, Twitter had not faced any shutdowns or experienced its employees being raided or imprisoned. Malviya accused Dorsey and his colleagues of pursuing policies that clashed with Indian regulations and enabling the platform to be exploited by foreign forces hostile to India’s interests, posing significant threats to national security and well-being.
He also slammed the Opposition Congress saying they were “excited” by an “invertebrate liar’s misplaced assertions”. “Rahul Gandhi goes abroad and seeks the help of foreign powers and his minions in India amplify stray disposed voices to demonize India is leaning on foreign money and media the only way Congress hopes to undermine the will of the people and unseat a democratically elected Govt?” he said.