AIMIM’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked, Name Changed to Elon Musk
Official Twitter Handle of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was hacked on Sunday. Hackers changed the name and profile photo of the AIMIM’s Twitter handle to the name and picture of Elon Musk.
AIMIM’s Twitter handle got hacked for the second time in the last nine days. However, the Twitter handle has been restored now. Post the first incident nine days ago, the party had written a letter to the Twitter India office to look into the issue. Party officials said that they have once again written to Twitter India and are waiting for the due response from Twitter.
The Hackers changed the profile picture of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to a picture of SpaceX CEO. Moreover, the notorious hackers also changed the name to the billionaire business magnate and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk.
The new IT Rules demand twitter to take quick action against such incidents. Following these laws, there are changes in the companies structure as well.
How Twitter is responding?
Recently, Twitter India appointed a resident grievance officer. This comes days after designating a chief compliance officer, to meet new IT rules in the country. After receiving much heat from the government of India for not complying with local laws of the country.
On Sunday, the social media firm displayed Vinay Prakash as the new grievance officer. Twitter mentioned an official statement along with the contact details of Vinay Prakash on its official website. The IT giant also mentioned the procedure for users to report potential violations of its rules and terms.
Twitter has been in the reports for its amid tensions with the government regarding the new IT Rules of India. Earlier this month, Twitter conveyed that it would appoint an interim grievance officer to comply with the new rules in Delhi High Court. It had also said it planned to have a final appointment for the job in eight weeks.
The IT rules, which came into effect from the end of May, this year, are aiming to regulate the Indian IT laws. The IT rules also aiming at regulating content on social media. They are focusing on making firms act more swiftly on legal requests to remove posts. The rules also enforce social media companies to share details regarding the originators of messages.
There is support in both favor and against the new IT Rules. People who are opposing the laws say that the government is trying to track citizens and their activities. However, people who are in support of these laws say that the new IT rules are necessary for the country’s data security. The new IT Rules will enforce strict regulations for OTT platforms. They regulate the content on these platforms.
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