India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 14:01 IST Narendra ModiFrom Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Badal, actor Ranveer Singh to yoga guru Ramdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has one message for the who’s who of India.The Prime Minister, who went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday morning, reached out to people on opposite ends of political, social spectrums, asking them to encourage voting.With 29 tweets in around an hour, Prime Minister asked stars to come together and encourage people to vote in the in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Here is the full list of celebrities tagged in the customised messages sent from Prime Minister’s Twitter account.1. Rahul Gandhi2. Mamata Banerjee2. Sharad Pawar3. Mayawati4. Akhilesh Yadav5. Tejashwi Yadav6. M K StalinI appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20197. Salman Khan8. Aamir KhanVoting is not only a right but it’s also a duty.Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan,It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20199. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar10. Sadhguru11. Baba RamdevDear @SriSri ji, @SadhguruJV ji, @yogrishiramdev ji and Sri M,Spiritual leaders like you inspire many through words and work.I request you to also inspire people towards greater democratic participation.Please encourage greater voter awareness.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201912. Kidami Srikanthadvertisement13. P V Sandhu14. Saina NehwalDear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina,The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote.Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201915. Ratan Tata16. Anand Mahindra17. Ashish ChauhanDear @RNTata2000, @anandmahindra and @ashishchauhan,India wins when our democracy gets strengthened.Ensuring maximum participation in voting is the perfect way to strengthen democracy.Can we all make this happen?Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201918.Ranveer Singh19. Varun Dhawan20. Vicky KaushalMy young friends @RanveerOfficial, @Varun_dvn & @vickykaushal09,Many youngsters admire you.It is time to tell them: Apna Time Aa Gaya Hai and that it is time to turn up with high Josh to a voting centre near you.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201921. Lata Mangeshkar22. Sachin Tendulkar23. A R RahmanWhen @mangeshkarlata Didi, @sachin_rt and @arrahman say something, the nation takes note!I humbly request these remarkable personalities to inspire more citizens to come out and vote in the 2019 elections.A vote is a great way to make the people’s voice heard.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201924. The Phogat sistersThe prolific Phogat sisters, @geeta_phogat, @BabitaPhogat, @PhogatRitu and @Phogat_Vinesh manifest the best of Indian sporting talent.We’ve seen you in the wrestling world.I urge you all to support the movement to ensure greater voter participation in the ‘Chunavi Dangal.’Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201925. M S Dhoni26. Rohit SharmaDear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.When this happens, democracy will be the winner!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201927. Naveen Patnaik28. H D Kumaraswamy29. N Chandrababu Naidu30. YS ReddyI call upon KCR Garu, @Naveen_Odisha, @hd_kumaraswamy, @ncbn and @ysjagan to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201931. NItish Kumar32. Ram Vilas Paswan33. Pawan ChamlingDear @NitishKumar, @irvpaswan and @pawanchamling5, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections.Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201934. Harsimrat Badal35. Chirag Paswan36. Aaditya ThackerayDear @HarsimratBadal_ , @ichiragpaswan and @AUThackeray, increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a paramount task in front of us.Urging you to do your best to ensure high public participation in the upcoming elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201937. Mohanlal38. NagarjunaDear @Mohanlal and @iamnagarjuna,Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers.The award here is, a vibrant democracy.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201939. K Satyarthiadvertisement40.Kiran Bedi41. Sudarsan PattnaikDear @k_satyarthi, @thekiranbedi and @sudarsansand,A vote gives voice to people’s aspirations.As widely respected personalities, your efforts towards increasing voter awareness will strengthen India’s democracy.I request you to lend your voice for the same.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201942. Neeraj Chopra43. Yogeshwar Dutt44. SushilIndia is proud of @Neeraj_chopra1, @DuttYogi and @WrestlerSushil.However, they made India win because they participated. I request Neeraj, Yogeshwar and Sushil to encourage people to participate in the elections and vote so that India wins here too!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201945. Pranab MukherjeeRespected @CitiznMukherjee,Being among India’s most prolific statesmen and someone who has been active in politics for decades, you would understand the power of a vote. I request you to appeal to the people to enrich the festival of democracy by participating in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201946. Deepika Padukone47. Aliaa Bhatt48. Anushka SharmaRequesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections.As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201949.Bajrang Punia50. Shankar Mahadevan51. Manoj BajpayeeDear @BajrangPunia, @shankar_live and @BajpayeeManoj,Your talent and skill has entertained millions, and made India proud.Your voice is respected widely.Please lend strength to our democracy by increasing voter awareness and inspiring people to vote.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201952. Anil Kumble53.V V S Laxman54. Virender SehwagDear @anilkumble1074, @VVSLaxman281 and @virendersehwag – your heroic deeds on the cricket pitch have inspired millions.Come, it is time to inspire people once again, this time to vote in record numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201955. Akshay Kumar56. Bhumi Pednekar57. Ayushmann KhurranaDear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk,The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201958. Amitabh Bachchan59. Shah Rukh Khan60. Karan JoharUrging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.Because…its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). :)Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019The Prime Minister also called upon media leaders to play a vital role in the democracy. As he tagged India Today Group’s Aroon Purie, Ragul Kanwal, Anjana Om Kashyap, Modi asked them to spread awareness among voters.In his last message in the tweet series, the Prime Minister urged the citizens to strengthen voter awareness across the country.My fellow Indians,Urging you all to strengthen voter awareness efforts across India.Let us all ensure maximum number of Indians come out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019ALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi tweets with swag to boost poll turnout. Tags mahagathbandhan tooFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Ms Cooper revealed that two other videos had only been taken down by Google after her committee, which has begun an inquiry into hate crime on social media, protested. One had been posted by National Action, a neo-Nazi group that celebrated the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox, which was banned as a terrorist organisation in December.Ms Cooper told the three social media giants that she found none of their responses “particularly convincing”.She said: “We understand the challenges you face … but you all have millions of users in the UK and you make billions of pounds from these users.”You all have a terrible reputation among users for dealing swiftly with problems in content even against your own community standards.”Surely when you manage to have such a good reputation with advertisers for targeting content and for doing all kinds of sophisticated things with your platforms, surely you should be able to do a better job in order to be able to keep your users safe online and deal with this kind of hate speech.” You all have a terrible reputation among users for dealing swiftly with problems in content even against your own community standardsYvette Cooper Social media companies have been accused of “commercial prostitution” and having “no shame” after being grilled by MPs over their failure to take down abusive content.MPs condemned Google for not taking down a video by a former Ku Klux Klan leader which accused Jews of masterminding the genocide of white people because it did not breach its guidelines.David Winnick, a Labour MP, accused three senior figures from twitter, Facebook and Google of “commercial prostitution” and asked them if they had “no shame”. Peter Barron of Google Credit:PA Left to right, Peter Barron, of Google, Simon Milner, of Facebook, and Nick Pickles, of Twitter Credit:PA “To suggest we are in some way negligent or not caring about this issue is simply not true,” he said.Twitter suspended three accounts that were highlighted to it by MPs but one, which included a tweet with a hashtag “deport all Muslims”, remained.Nick Pickles, from the microblogging site, said that while it was “highly offensive” the tweet did not breach its rules around hateful conduct.He apologised that Ms Cooper had not yet received a response over tweets relating to German chancellor Angela Merkel and London Mayor Sadiq Khan that she had reported. She added: “Don’t you feel any sense of responsibility as a multi-billion pound organisation to at least check that you are not distributing material from proscribed organisations?”Peter Barron, of Google, which runs YouTube, said: “We have 400 hours of video uploaded onto YouTube every minute which is an extraordinary amount of content.”Clearly we don’t want illegal content on our platforms and when flagged to us we remove that as quickly as we possibly can.”Four pages that were flagged to Facebook all remained on the site, including one titled “Ban Islam”.Simon Milner, of Facebook, said the social media site spends a lot of time, effort and resource to tackling the problem. Yvette Cooper, the chairwoman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee told the three social media firms that they have a “terrible reputation” over their efforts to tackle abusive content.And she expressed disbelief when Google’s vice-president said the recording posted by David Duke, a notorious Holocaust denier, did not “breach our guidelines”.The recording, broadcast on YouTube, accuses “Zionists” of having “ethnically cleansed the Palestinians” and planning to do “the same thing to Europeans and Americans”.Ms Cooper told Google’s Peter Barron: “You allow David Duke to upload an entire video which is all about malicious and hateful comments about Jewish people. How on earth is that not a breach of your own guidelines? I think most people would be appalled by that video and think it goes against all standards of public decency in this country.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.