Indian Minister Amit Shah’s Twitter account was blocked on Thursday in response to a reported copyright violation.
The display picture of the senior BJP leader’s account on the micro-blogging site was also removed.
Clicking on the picture on his verified account showed a blank page with the message: “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
The Twitter account of Union Home Minister Amit Shah was later unlocked and his display picture restored after some time.
“Due to an inadvertent error, we temporarily locked this account under our global copyright policies. This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional,” a Twitter spokesperson was quoted as saying later.
According to Twitter’s copyright policy, “In general, the photographer and NOT the subject of a photograph is the actual rights holder of the resulting photograph.”
Recently, the social media platform had removed the display picture on the verified handle of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), citing similar concerns.