1 min read.Updated: 13 Nov 2020, 10:11 AM IST Edited By Meghna Sen
'This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional,' a Twitter spokesperson said
The micro-blogging site earlier said the picture was removed over copyright issues
Minutes after the profile picture of Union Home Minister Amit Shah was removed for some time on Twitter, the micro-blogging site on Friday said that they had “temporarily locked" his account “due to an inadvertent error".
Twitter also clarified saying that the decision was reversed immediately and the account has been restored.
Speaking to news agency ANI, a spokesperson of Twitter said, “Due to an inadvertent error, we temporarily locked this account under our global copyright policies. This decision was reversed immediately and the account is fully functional."
Twitter briefly removes Shah’s profile photo
Explaining why Shah's picture was removed, Twitter said the display photo was removed over copyright issues.
According to the microblogging site's copyright norms, the photographer has copyright over an image and not the subject.
Clicking on Amit Shah's profile photo on his verified handle, showed a blank page with the message: "Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder."
Twitter's copyright policy says: "In general, the photographer and not the subject of a photograph is the actual rights holder of the resulting photograph."