Business Today
Loading...

ICMR Twitter handle 'compromised'; agency removes unauthorised likes on anti-govt posts

ICMR took action after some Twitter users noticed and flagged like from the agency's handle on posts criticising or making fun of the government

twitter-logoBusinessToday.In | August 26, 2020 | Updated 19:38 IST
ICMR Twitter handle 'compromised'; agency removes unauthorised likes on anti-govt posts
ICMR, Delhi's Twitter handle has been compromised

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), on Wednesday, clarified that its Twitter handle has been compromised after users pointed out likes from the agency's account on satire posts criticising the government. The apex medical research body said that it is taking necessary steps to rectify this issue. By the time of filing this report, ICMR had removed its likes on Twitter posts in question.

"ICMR has observed that the twitter account of the organisation has been compromised. We are taking necessary steps to rectify the same. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this situation," the organisation stated in a tweet.

The matter came into light after some Twitter users noticed and flagged likes from ICMR's Twitter handle, @ICMRDELHI on certain posts that criticised or made fun of the government.

ALSO READ: Anand Mahindra shares picture of room for mother-in-law; Twitter cracks up

ALSO READ: Requests for user account info from India grew 66% in July-Dec 2019: Twitter

ALSO READ: ICMR nod to India's first COVID-19 test kit; to provide result in 20 minutes

Youtube
  • Print

  • COMMENT
BT-Story-Page-B.gif
A    A   A
close