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Rape and death threats cannot be allowed on Twitter, says Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar has been very vocal about the harassment of women on social media platforms.

bollywood Updated: May 11, 2018 13:47 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Farhan Akhtar is concerned about women safety on social media platforms. (Photo: Satish Bate / Hindustan Times)

Farhan Akhtar has taken a jibe at the management at Twitter and said rape and death threats should not be allowed or go unpunished on the micro-blogging site.

“Top management at Twitter must re-group and decide what they would like their service to be remembered for. If it is for good, then they need to get smarter in its regulation. Rape and death threats cannot be allowed or go unpunished. Twitter,” said Farhan late on Thursday.

Farhan’s tweet comes after actress Richa Chadha spoke out about the constant death and rape threats she received for her opinion on Hindutva.

When Richa attempted to report the death and rape threat issued by the Twitter users, the social networking service responded saying, “No violation within context”.

On Thursday night, the Fukrey actor re-tweeted Farhan’s comment to the management.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 11, 2018 13:35 IST