Unraveling the Zubair-Gupta Twitter Feud!!
In the realm of social media skirmishes, where words can be as sharp as swords, the clash between Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair and social media manager Amritanshu Gupta, responsible for curating the online presence of former cricketers Venkatesh Prasad and Virender Sehwag, recently took center stage. The spat between these two prominent figures has been riddled with allegations, misinterpretations, and even threats. Let’s delve into the crux of this Twitter feud and its implications.
Allegations of Doxxing and Threats
The controversy began when Amritanshu Gupta claimed that Mohammed Zubair had doxxed him, leading to a barrage of “threatening calls” inundating his life. Zubair was not only accused of doing but also of deliberately misrepresenting Gupta’s tweets. Such accusations escalated tensions in the virtual world.
Gupta expressed his frustration on X (formerly Twitter), alleging, “So Mohammad Zubair has ensured I get threatening calls and intimidating messages by deliberately misinterpreting. I have been on Twitter for 14 years, and he could find 3 tweets with ‘Muslim’ keywords search and 1 of them was a sarcastic comment on a journalist citing an article in HT.”
So Mohammad Zubair has ensured i get threatening calls and intimidating messages by deliberately misinterpreting.
I have been on Twitter for 14 years & he could find 3 tweets with “Muslim”keywords search and 1 of them was a sarcastic comment on journalist citing an article in HT pic.twitter.com/Fm2XL36Rod
— Amritanshu Gupta (@AmritanshuGupta) September 14, 2023
The Genesis of the Zubair-Gupta Dispute
To trace the origins of this heated confrontation, we must rewind to the moment when Mohammed Zubair publicly revealed that Amritanshu Gupta was managing the social media accounts of ex-cricketer Venkatesh Prasad. Zubair’s disclosure came as a response to Prasad’s now-deleted tweet, in which Prasad criticized the alleged mismanagement of the ongoing Asia Cup by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Asian Cricket Council.
In a tweet that added fuel to the fire, Zubair listed Gupta’s credentials: “The guy who manages Sehwag’s (Twitter/Insta) account, The guy who manages Venkatesh Prasad’s (Twitter + Insta) account, The guy who once managed Mohammed Kaif’s & Vijender Singh’s account, The guy who once interviewed Smriti Irani…”
He accompanied this tweet with screenshots of Gupta’s old tweets
The guy who manages Sehwag’s (Twitter/Insta) account, The guy who manages Venkatesh Prasad’s (Twitter + Insta) account, The guy who once managed Mohammed Kaif’s & Vijender Singh’s account, They guy who once interviewed Smriti Irani (Article published by Propaganda website… pic.twitter.com/68WksBwDTx
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) September 10, 2023
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An Online Battlefield
In the age of social media, disagreements often escalate quickly, and the Zubair-Gupta feud is no exception. What began as a dispute over the handling of cricketers’ social media accounts evolved into allegations of doxxing, misrepresentation, and threats. The fallout from such online battles serves as a stark reminder of the power and perils of social media in today’s interconnected world.