Bengaluru police are investigating fact-checker Mohammed Zubair’s complaint against several Twitter handles that called for “mob violence” against him and “threatened” his physical safety.
The 41-year-old co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News filed a complaint with the DJ Halli police in April, naming Twitter handles that “disclosed my address, criminally intimidated me and called for mob violence against me” through their public tweets. He sought immediate action.
Zubair’s complaint named 15 Twitter handles, including one run by Ajeet Bharti, a self-proclaimed journalist who has been tweeting “death threats” against him. In a quote tweet, Bharti issued a “direct threat to my physical safety and security”, Zubair stated.
Another Twitter user @Cyber_Huntss shared a public tweet on April 9 — during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan — saying he was sending Zubair a 400-gram packet of pork. The tweet, since deleted, disclosed Zubair’s address in Bengaluru.
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