Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in its tweet said that the Twitter handle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was tampered with. The matter has been taken up with Twitter and the account has been secured immediately. Any tweets made during the period in which the account was compromised should be ignored.
Several users on Twitter have shared screenshots of those tweets. In those tweets from Prime Minister Modi’s account, it has been written that India has officially given legal acceptance to bitcoin. The government has officially bought 500 bitcoins (BTC) and is distributing them to the citizens of the country. A scam link was also attached to this tweet.
Significantly, the Government of India is planning to ban private cryptocurrencies in the country. Prime Minister Modi himself has spoken on cryptocurrency in various forums. A few days ago, in a virtual summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Modi said that we should jointly shape global norms for emerging technologies like social media and cryptocurrencies, so that they can be used to empower democracy. to be done, not to weaken.
Earlier, participating in the SIDMI Dialogue, the PM had said that the democracies of the world should cooperate to ensure that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin do not fall into the wrong hands.
Users are linking Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter account hack with the Indian government’s stand on cryptocurrency. Social media users have told the hand of bitcoin mafia behind the account hacking. The matter is being investigated expeditiously. There are reports that CERT-IN, a central government agency, has been engaged in this investigation. Twitter’s response has also come in this matter.
Twitter said, “As soon as we became aware of this activity, our teams took the necessary steps to secure the account.” There are no indications of any other affected accounts at this time.
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