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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Patna : “Stop the rhetoric (and) chest thumping,” Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar asked Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday. He also asked Modi to deliver the promises he made before winning the Lok Sabha elections.

“Show moral courage. Accept insufficiencies in delivering on old promises,” the Janata Dal-United leader said in a series of tweets, ahead of Modi’s election rally in Bhagalpur.

“Respect the sentiments of the people of Bihar who have been troubled by your unkept promises and unsavoury comments,” he said.

Asking Modi to take back the derogatory statement made in earlier speeches, he said: “Deliver your promise of special status to Bihar. Don’t mislead with so-called package where 86 percent is repackaged old schemes.
“Live up to your 2014 election promise of decriminalization and announce (that) no ticket (will be given) to candidates with criminal background.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies will be pitted in the coming assembly elections against the ruling Janata Dal-United and its allies the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Twitter Makes Election-Related Tool Live in US To Help Users Report Tweets About Misinformation

Twitter has already banned all kinds of political ads from its platform

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If Twitter finds the tweet violates its election integrity policy, the user could be asked to remove the tweet, and repeated offenders would be banned, Politico reported on Thursday. Pixabay

Twitter has made an election-related tool live in the US that will help users report tweets about voter suppression and misinformation.

In the “report this tweet” drop-down menu, Twitter users in the US will be able to choose “it’s misleading about a political election” or “it intends to suppress or intimidate someone from voting” as options.

If Twitter finds the tweet violates its election integrity policy, the user could be asked to remove the tweet, and repeated offenders would be banned, Politico reported on Thursday.

“As caucuses and primaries for the presidential election get underway, we’re building on our efforts to protect the public conversation,” Carlos Monje Jr, Twitter’s director of public policy and philanthropy, said in a statement.

This is the first time such a tool is being made live for elections and it may soon come to India too.

“This reporting flow has been an important aspect of our efforts since early 2019 to protect the health of the conversation for elections around the globe, specifically in India, the UK, and across the EU,” Monje said.

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Twitter has made an election-related tool live in the US that will help users report tweets about voter suppression and misinformation. Pixabay

Twitter has already banned all kinds of political ads from its platform.

No political content will be promoted from candidates, parties, governments or officials, public accounts committees (PACs) and certain political non-profit groups.

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The new reporting tool is another attempt from Twitter to prevent election fraud in the US. (IANS)