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By Prachi Mishra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing the flak from the people all over the country, for his recent comments during his diplomatic tour to China. While addressing the Indian community in Shanghai, he had said his year in office had given Indians settled abroad a new pride in the country.

As The Hindu reported, Modi said, “Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian”.

“Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians abroad had all hoped for a change in government last year.”

The hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia has been trending on twitter, with people condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his narcissistic comments.
Earlier too, in April 2015, Modi was criticized for his statements made in Germany and Canada about the “mess” the earlier government had created out of the country. PTI had reported Anand Sharma, a Congress spokesperson as stating, “He is talking on foreign soil to malign his predecessors and the present opposition. No prime minister of  of India in its history has ever done so”.

Once again with his recent remark in Shanghai, Modi has drawn the censure of not only the opposition, but also the common people across the country, towards him.

Here is a glimpse of what people have posted on twitter:

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    ^^^^^ YEAH I AM PROUD THAT MODI IS THE MOST TRAVELED PASSENGER OF AIR INDIA^^^^^ NOW THAT’S A CREDIT

  • I have never hard such a nonsense talk from any PM of any country in the world

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Election Integrity Forces Twitter to Delay Account Verification Process

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has also acknowledged that the system "needs a complete reboot"

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Twitter is currently focused on information quality ahead of the elections.
Twitter is currently focused on information quality ahead of the elections. Pixabay

Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said on Wednesday.

Twitter “does not presently have the bandwidth” to overhaul its verification system and provide a blue checkmark to true accounts, said Kayvon Beykpour, Product Head, in a series of tweets.

“We’ve heard some questions recently about the status of verification on Twitter, so wanted to address directly. Updating our verification programme isn’t a top priority for us right now (election integrity is),” Beykpour said.

“I don’t believe we have the bandwidth to address this holistically without coming at the cost of other priorities and distracting the team,” Beykpour added.

Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25, Brazil in October, the US mid-term in November and India early next year.

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Twitter in November paused public verification because it wanted to address the issue that verifying the authenticity of an account was being conflated with endorsement.

“Our intention was to hit the brakes until we had a fix across policy/enforcement/product.

“Though we’ve made a lot of progress towards a holistic solution, the truth is that this work is still incomplete and we’re choosing not to prioritise it just now,” Beykpour noted.

Also Read: Twitter Suspends 2 Accounts Linked to Russian Intelligence After Hacking Indictment

Twitter is currently focused on information quality ahead of the elections.

“This focus will help us move faster on what we think is most important. After we make more progress, we plan to address Verification,” the Twitter product head said.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has also acknowledged that the system “needs a complete reboot”. (IANS)