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Tokyo Olympics: Twitter removes Vandana Katariya's fake accounts following her request

Vandana Katariya is an Indian women’s hockey player who took part in the Tokyo Olympics. She reported regarding a couple of her fake Twitter accounts, which Twitter India later suspended.

Tokyo Olympics: Twitter removes Vandana Katariya's fake accounts following her request-ayh
Haridwar, First Published Aug 7, 2021, 1:29 PM IST

Indian woman hockey player Vandana Katariya came up with a splendid performance to help India finish in the fourth spot at the Tokyo Olympics. She also scored a hat-trick in the match against South Africa, thus becoming the first Indian female to do so in the Games history.

Meanwhile, she recently launched her new official Twitter handle. However, she was quick enough to point out that a couple of fake Twitter accounts existed by her name, as she urged her followers to report and block those accounts.

“Hello all!  My family and I are going through a very tough time. Thanks to everyone for support. It’s a humble request to some people to not increase my troubles. I am seeing people making my fake accounts and sharing tweets from them ON MY BEHALF,” she wrote.

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“This is my original account. I am requesting you all to report the fake accounts who are pretending to be me and not entertain them. Times are really tough, so kindly don’t make it tougher for me and my family. @OlympicVandana and @VandanaHockey THESE ARE NOT MY ACCOUNTS. PLEASE REPORT THESE FAKE ACCOUNTS,” she further wrote in another tweet.

She also requested Twitter India to get those fake accounts removed, which the latter obliged. “Grateful to all those people who came forward in my support. The fake accounts have now been suspended by @twitter,” she later acknowledged Twitter in a tweet.

Following India’s fourth-place finish, she took to her Instagram handle to share a post, asserting that her side would be back stronger. “Thank you so much, everyone, for your tremendous support and love (for) our team. We (will) be back again much stronger.🇮🇳🙏jai hind,” she captioned.

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