Twitter withdraws Kumar Vishwas’ verified status, AAP leader surprised


Micro-blogging site Twitter has withdrawn the verified status of senior Aam Aadmi Party leader, Kumar Vishwas’ account.

It’s not clear what prompted twitter to take the verified status away from the senior AAP leader, who’s also a popular Indian poet.

Vishwas, who has close one million followers, told he was surprised over the move.

All he could say was that, “I’m not sure why they did it.”

We’ve contacted the Twitter India for their comments and will publish as soon as we have them.

According to twitter rules, “Changing certain profile information (such as the @ username or protecting Tweets) will result in the removal of a verified badge. That account will automatically be reviewed again to ensure it is eligible for verification. An account may also lose its verified status if it violates the Twitter Rules or Terms of Service. Previously verified accounts may not be eligible to have their badges restored.”

AAP, a relatively new political party in India, has had an edge over its rivals on social media presence and has also been known for using its social media dominance to extract electoral mileage. Most AAP leaders have both their twitter and Facebook accounts verified.