Indian Govt wants Facebook and Twitter to remove 'Indian Variant' reference from their platforms

The government wrote to Facebook and Twitter to remove the reference of the Indian variant of Coronavirus as the WHO has already said that there is no preference for variants being named after a country where they may have first surfaced. It turns out a similar request was made to the social media giant by Singapore as well. Singapore variant was complied with. However, the same was not done in the case of India. Singapore requested not only Twitter but a massive number of social media platforms to issue a correction, as the government clarified. The media have complied with Singapore, but nothing has been done regarding the Indian government's request to the platforms.

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