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Kangana Ranaut: Twitter permanently suspends Indian actress for repeatedly posting hateful content

Indian actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for repeatedly violating Twitter policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behavior”.

Ranaut, a huge supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing Hindu nationalist party was unhappy after Mr Modi tasted defeat in the West Bengal State elections.

In a tweet she asked Mr Modi to “tame” his opposition using his leadership style of the “early 2000s” — referring to rioting on his watch, which left over 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, dead.

“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, adding that the rules were applied judiciously and impartially to all.

“As explained in our abusive behaviour policy, you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.”

Ranaut is known for her no-filter posts on social media, many of which are provocative calls to action.

Last year, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for spreading hatred towards India’s Muslim population.