February 1, 2023

‘Inadvertent error’: Twitter responds after removing Amit Shah’s profile picture over ‘copyright violation’

Clicking on the senior BJP leader’s picture on his verified account showed a blank page with the message: “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s display picture on Twitter was removed from the micro-blogging site on Thursday, in response to a “report from the copyright holder”. The social media platform, however, reinstated the photograph after some time.

Clicking on the senior BJP leader’s picture on his verified account showed a blank page with the message: “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

“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,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

According to Twitter’s copyright policy, “In general, the photographer and NOT the subject of a photograph is the actual rights holder of the resulting photograph.”

Recently, the social media platform had removed the display picture on the verified handle of BCCI, citing similar concerns.

 

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