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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey likes tweets praising Rihannafor her stand on farmers protest in India

Popstar Rihanna and climate activate Greta Thunberg had tweeted about the ongoing farmers protest in India.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | February 5, 2021 | Updated 10:33 IST

Highlights

  • Jack Dorsey has liked tweets praising Rihanna for her stand on farmers' protest in India.
  • Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg had tweeted about the ongoing farmers' protest in India.
  • Jack Dorsey has been on a liking spree and has liked some of the tweets in favor of Rihanna.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has liked tweets praising Rihanna for her stand on farmers' protest in India. Popstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg had tweeted about the ongoing farmers' protest in India. However, the tweets were not received well by the Indian celebrities, cricketers and the government had condemned the tweets as domestic matter interference.

Jack Dorsey has been on a liking spree and has liked some of the tweets in favour of Rihanna. Washington Post journalist Karen Attiah's tweets have about Rihanna have received several likes including Dorsey's. She wrote, "Rihanna has raised her voice for social justice movements in Sudan, Nigeria, and now India, and Myanmar. She is a real one."

Attiah, in one of her tweets also demanded a dedicated emoji for the farmers' protest hashtag, similar to what we have seen during the protests over George Flyod's brutal killing in America."Now is as a good time as ever for @Twitter and @Jack to add a Twitter emoji to the massive #FarmersProtests in India - as they did for historic international protests like #BlackLivesMatter and #EndSars," she wrote. This tweet too received a like from Jack Dorsey.

Actors, politicians, and cricketers including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar have slammed Rihanna, Thunberg, and others for tweeting about the farmers' protest. The celebrities have collectively tweeted against the international support and have requested their fans to not allow "external forces" to harm the sovereignty of India. The common hashtags that almost all public figures have used are #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.

The Delhi Police has also filed an FIR in connection with a 'toolkit' containing information on how to back the farmers' protests. The toolkit was also posted by Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. However, she removed the post and later reposted an updated version of the toolkit.

Praveer Ranjan, Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Delhi Police, on Thursday said that the Police had not named anybody in the FIR. "We haven't named anybody in the FIR, and it's only against the creators of the toolkit which is a matter of investigation & Delhi Police will be investigating that case."

"Preliminary inquiry has revealed that the toolkit in question appears to have been created by a pro-Khalistani Organisation 'Poetic Justice Foundation'," he said. The FIR has been lodged under the Indian Penal Code's Sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity), and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

However, Greta, who seems unfazed by the outrage in India, said that she still stands with the farmers." I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest.No amount of hate, threats, or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest," she tweeted.

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