“If Mukesh Ambani is scared of a cartoon “: Support pours in for Manjul after Network18 reportedly suspends cartoonist following Twitter notice


Netizens have reacted with shock after a report claimed that popular cartoonist Manjul had been suspended by Mukesh Ambani-owned Network18 after he received a notice from Twitter at the behest of the Centre’s Narendra Modi government.
cartoonist Manjul

Manjul had earlier shared a screenshot of a notice that he received from Twitter Legal on 4 June. The notice had read, “In the interest of transparency, we are writing to inform you that Twitter has received a request from Indian law enforcement regarding your
Twitter account, @MANJULtoons.”

The cartoonist was informed by the microblogging site that no action was being taken against him at the request from the Indian law enforcement agency. “As Twitter strongly believes in defending and respecting the voice of our users, it is our policy to notify our users if we receive a legal request from an authorized entity (such as law enforcement or a government agency) to remove content from their account.”

Sharing the copy of the notice, Manjul had tweeted sarcastically, “Jai Ho Modi ji ki sarkaar ki. (Long live Modi government).”

Days later, a report by The Wire website claimed that the cartoonist had been suspended by Mukesh Ambani-owned media group, Network18. This evoked angry reactions from netizens as they took to Twitter to take potshots at India’s richest businessman.

Twitter was recently in the news after the Indian government sent one ‘last notice’ to the social media giant to comply with the new IT Act. Twitter’s decision to call out BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s fake news on the ‘Congress toolkit’ row had also left the Narendra Modi government incensed.