Social media raps media persons

IN Media Watch Briefs | 30/01/2018

A senior journalist, Abhisar Sharma took to Facebook live to call out Aaj Tak anchors, Sweta Singh and Rohit Sardana and slam them for distorting news and spreading lies on the Kasganj Republic Day celebrations clash that led to one death. Now, after social media criticism over the inflammatory tweet by former journalist  Jagrati Shukla, Twitter suspended her account but restored it after she deleted the objectionable tweet.                             

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