Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has liked several tweets that were in favor of international pop artist Rihanna for posting on the farmers protest in India. As we have reported earlier, various international figures like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, and Meena Harris have extended their support for the ongoing protests and have been criticized by the Indian government for interference in domestic matters.
Among the tweets that Dorsey liked, few were by Washington Post journalist Karen Attiah. In this post, Attiah stated it is a good time for the social media platform to “add a Twitter emoji to the massive #FarmersProtests in India – like they did for historic international protests like #BlackLivesMatter and #EndSars.”
Dorsey also liked a tweet by Attiah that said, “Rihanna has raised her voice for social justice movements in Sudan, Nigeria, and now India, and Myanmar. She is a REAL ONE.”
In another tweet, Attiah also stated that Rihanna has shaken up the Indian government.
Soon after Rihanna’s tweet, Twitter has turned into a battle zone between those who support the protests versus the ones who see the increase in international support for the protest as external forces attacking India. As we have reported earlier, various Indian celebrities and ministers have retaliated back with hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda to show support towards the government.
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