On a day when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the micro-blogging site needed more transparency in its moderation operations, the platform has fallen prey to the tactics of Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations.

Following mass reporting, Twitter has suspended the account of Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Sheikh Adil who enjoys tremendous goodwill among Kashmiris.

The development came to fore after another J&K police officer Imtiyaz Hussain flagged off on Twitter that the latter had been fooled by Pakistan's ISPR.

 

 

Imtiyaz posted on Twitter, "Mass reporting by ISPR Pakistan bots/lackeys seems to have fooled Twitter India algorithms and they are suspending real genuine Indian Twitter handles for absolutely no violations. This one is a Jammu & Kashmir police officer who is quite popular among youth for his goodwill."

The account suspension comes on the day Twitter CEO admitted to inconsistencies in its policy and enforcement. 

"Yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations. All this can’t erode a free and open global internet," Dorsey said.

"This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term, it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet. A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same," he added.