Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for hateful posts

Twitter bans Kangana Ranaut for violating hate and abuse rules by @sankalp_sp

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for hateful posts Photo

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut arrives at the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau June 13, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA ENTERTAINMENT)

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.

Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to "tame" West Bengals chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose regional party defeated Modis Hindu nationalists in elections over the weekend to retain control of the state government in Kolkata.

"The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy."

“Twitter has only proved my point. They are Americans, and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person. They want to tell you what to think, speak or do, fortunately I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still their is no end to the suffering,” she said.

India halted its hugely popular cricket league on Tuesday as COVID-19 infections surged past 20 million in the worlds second-most populous country and the opposition leader said a nationwide lockdown was now the only way out.

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the worlds media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.

Top Tweets About The Story

Top Entertainment Stories