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Twitter permanently suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s twitter account on Tuesday after the actor posted a controversial tweet related to violence post West Bengal poll results.
As per Twitter, the actor repeatedly violated their policy on ‘hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.’ Kangana, unaffected by the move, told ANI, “I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema.”
The tweet, that was considered controversial, seemed to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘tame’ West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee using his ‘Virat Roop’ from ‘early 2000s’ in West Bengal.
A Twitter spokesperson said that the rules were applied judiciously and impartially to all.
He said, “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."
He added, “As explained in our abusive behaviour policy, you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.
We consider abusive behaviour an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else's voice.”