An “inadvertent error” has resulted in Twitter removing Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s profile picture on their platform on Thursday. The BJP leader’s 23.6 million followers on the microblogging site have addressed their concern with the removal. On Friday, Twitter authorities have returned the account to normal, and a spokesperson for the site said, “Due to an inadvertent error, we temporarily locked this account under our global copyright policies. This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional.”
The removal followed a complaint from the “copyright holder” of Shah’s Twitter profile picture. After the removal, clicking on Shah’s picture resulted in the message: “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.” The microblogging site has reversed its decision, especially at a time when it is under the government scanner for having “mistakenly” shown Leh to be part of Jammu and Kashmir and not Ladakh.