Twitter Deletes Ex-Malaysian PM’s Tweet about the Attack In France

Twitter Deletes Ex-Malaysian PM’s Tweet about the Attack In France

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On Thursday, a Twitter social networking platform removed a tweet from the Ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad as he glorified the violence that occurred in Nice, France. There was a violent knife attack that killed 3 citizens, and then the tweet grew as an anger outbreak on the networking platform by many users charging the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The Frane Secretary for Digital Sector, Cedric O, denounced the post and spoke to Twitter France’s Managing Director to take severe steps such as to suspend the former Prime Minister’s account and get the tweet down else they will also be considered to agree with the Ex-Prime Minister statement. Legal action will be taken against Twitter as well.

When the former Malaysian Prime Minister had posted the tweet, Twitter had put a disclaimer that it had violated the rules of the networking site. However, it was of public interest; that’s why it was still left unattended.

Later after the discussion, it was completely deleted. 

This all started with the criticism that France’s President had on radical Islam when a school teacher was beheaded for showing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed by an 18-year-old. In the series of tweets on the same, Mahathir Mohamad had posted that it was unfair to blame religion and Muslim for killing a school teacher. 

Recently, there was another remark by France’s Secretary of State regarding the attack on Thursday where a man with a knife killed two women and a man, also injured few in Nice, France. The police arrested the man and began an inquiry on terrorism grounds. 

There have been a series of activities post the school teacher has been beheaded, another attack in Nice was attempted with a knife stabbing, followed by another in Saudi Arabia at the French Consulate.