About 200 fake Twitter handles impersonating senior Army officers
Posted On : Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:37 AM
The army has identified about 200 fake Twitter handles that have been impersonating senior army officers, including Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, and spreading propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir. The army with the help of the defence ministry and home ministry has reported the matter to Twitter, officials added. Twitter has shut down about 6o to 70% of these handles. Officials believe these handles to have the support of the Pakistan establishment and see this as a ‘twitter war’ started from across the border. They added that these handles came up after the Centre abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to J&K on August 5. There has been a 70 to 80% increase in such Twitter handles since over the past month, as compared to what it was in the months preceding August 5.