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Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account permanently suspended over 'Hateful Conduct' policy
The actor also posted a rant on her Instagram account earlier today but has not yet said anything on the blocking of her Twitter account.
Actor Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account has been permanently suspended after a controversial tweet related to the violence in Bengal. The actor's account repeatedly violated Twitter policy on "hateful conduct and abusive behavior", the social media site said.
In the tweet that appears to have spurred this action, the actor seems to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "tame" Mamata Banerjee using his "Virat Roop" from "early 2000s" in Bengal. She was reacting to a tweet by journalist-politician Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal after election results on Sunday.
The tweet sparked outrage and calls for action against the strident actor, whose timeline is filled with vitriolic posts.
"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, saying the rules were applied judiciously and impartially.
"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."
Kangana Ranaut is notorious for her outrageous, no-filter posts on social media.
The actor also posted a rant on her Instagram account earlier today but has not yet said anything on the blocking of her Twitter account. The Insta account remains active.
In the teary-eyed harangue, she talks about "disturbing news, videos and photos from Bengal of people being murdered, gang-raped and their houses being burnt". She also calls for President's Rule in the state, criticizing a "government that I support" for not doing more than dharnas in response to the clashes.
Last year, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel had provoked fury with a tweet blaming the Tablighi Jamaat for Covid spread.