The Congress claimed on Thursday that the microblogging web site had blocked the occasion’s foremost Twitter account, in addition to the accounts of an enormous variety of its officers and employees.
This comes shut on the heels of the blocking of occasion chief Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account after he shared footage of the household of the nine-year-old alleged rape and homicide sufferer final week in violation of the regulation.
Congress social media division head Rohan Gupta mentioned the occasion’s official Twitter account and round 5,000 accounts of its high leaders and employees have been blocked by Twitter.
He alleged that Twitter is appearing in opposition to Congress leaders below strain from the federal government.
“Twitter is clearly appearing below authorities’s strain, because it didn’t take away the identical footage shared by the Twitter accounts of Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes for a couple of days,” Gupta mentioned.
The Twitter accounts of AICC normal secretaries Randeep Surjewala, Okay C Venugopal, Ajay Maken, occasion’s whip in Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore, Assam in-charge and former Union minister Jitendra Singh and Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev have additionally been locked, the occasion mentioned.
So! After Shri @RahulGandhi, the Lord @narendramodi Ji and Vassal @Jack & @twitter have locked @rssurjewala, @ajaymaken & @sushmitadevinc. @INCIndia registers its protest and guarantees to proceed the struggle for every and all being wronged! We will maintain on @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji,” tweeted Pranav Jha, AICC secretary in-charge of occasion’s Communications Division final night time. His account was later blocked too at night time.
“The record goes on. @Twitter locks @JitendraSAlwar and @manickamtagore and lots of extra. Doesn’t Modi Ji perceive that we @INCindia’ns have a legacy of preventing even from behind the locks of kaala paani,” he had requested in one other tweet.
“He thinks the digital locks of Twitter will deter us from preventing for India,” Jha mentioned.
The Congress has accused Twitter of appearing in opposition to Gandhi’s account below strain from the federal government.
Gandhi had tweeted footage with the household of a nine-year-old sufferer of alleged rape and homicide in Delhi final week.
The Nationwide Fee for Safety of Little one Rights (NCPCR) took cognisance of Gandhi’s tweet and directed Twitter to behave in opposition to the Congress chief’s account for violating the privateness of a minor sufferer, mandated by the legal guidelines of the land.