"Boycott Chinese products" including a video making-sharing app like TikTok is a trend seeing enraged people online urging to shun China-made goods, amid heated tension at the border between India and China. #BanChineseProducts has taken over social media, ever since reports of Chinese troops engaging in physical brawls with Indian soldiers near eastern Ladakh has come out. Amid India-China Border tension Amul India, the dairy giant released a "Made in India" topical ad over the boycott of Chinese products which may have caused Twitter to restrict its account for a short duration. Called "Exit the Dragon" this ad features the Amul Utterly Butterly girl protecting India from a dragon. Dragons are considered a symbol of power and good luck in China. Based on the "boycott Chinese products" campaign amid the border tension, the topical received immense engagement online with a significant amount of people retweeting it.
While it was initially believed that it was probably the "Exit the Dragon" topical that caused Amul's Twitter page to be restricted momentarily but Twitter reached out to LatestLY and it clarified that "to ensure an account has not been compromised sometimes we require the account owner to complete a simple reCAPTCHA process." It further said, "These challenges are simple for authentic account owners to solve, but difficult (or costly) for spammy or malicious account owners to complete. Once the account clears this security step the account regains full access. To protect the accounts we routinely require them to clear this security key for login verification." The accounts in these cases are not suspended but only restricted access until the required verification process is completed. Such action is taken only for the safety and security of the account.
Reports are that Twitter restricted Amul's Twitter account momentarily in the morning around 6.45 am. However, the page has been restored now but it was being alleged that the reason behind Twitter dismissing the Twitter page of the Dairy giant is topical that says "Exit the dragon" referring to Chinese military entering Indian territory but it is not true. The trend of boycotting foreign goods after PM Modi appealed for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, has been rising and Amul is known for its topicals on subjects grabbing the headlines.
Here's Amul's 'Made in India' Topical Ad Over The Boycotting Chinese Products:
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) June 3, 2020
Surprising !!! pic.twitter.com/886g78P1l3
— R S Sodhi (@Rssamul) June 6, 2020
Reports have surfaced that the Chinese military is hindering normal patrolling along the Line of Actual Control or LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim and that discussions are happening end the standoff along the LAC at Moldo. General Harinder Singh has been in talks with Major General Liu Lin about the heat. Recently, Sonam Wangchuk, the man who inspired Aamir Khan’s character, Rancho in 3 Idiots also shared his thoughts on the border tension, urging citizens to stop using products made in China.
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