Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for hateful messages

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Twitter suspended leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s account, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behavior.

Ranaut posted a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose regional party defeated Modi’s nationalists in elections over the weekend to retain control of the state government.

The 34-year-old actor, unfazed, accused Twitter of race bias. “I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema,” she told news agency ANI.

Kangana Ranaut’s tweet sparked outrage and calls for action against the actor.

“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.

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

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