The Congress on Thursday alleged that the get together’s official Twitter account in addition to that of a lot of its leaders and staff have been locked by the microblogging website.
This comes shut on the heels of the locking of get together chief Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account after he shared photos of the household of a nine-year-old alleged rape and homicide sufferer final week in violation of the legislation.
Congress social media division head Rohan Gupta stated the get together’s official Twitter account and round 5,000 accounts of its high leaders and staff have been locked by Twitter.
He alleged that Twitter is appearing in opposition to Congress leaders below stress from the federal government.
“Twitter is clearly appearing below authorities’s stress, because it didn’t take away the identical photos shared by the Twitter accounts of Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes for a couple of days,” Gupta stated.
A Twitter spokesperson offered the next assertion:
“The Twitter Guidelines are enforced judiciously and impartially for everybody on our service. Now we have taken proactive motion on a number of hundred Tweets that posted a picture that violated our Guidelines, and will proceed to take action in step with our vary of enforcement choices. Sure sorts of non-public info carry greater dangers than others, and our goal is all the time to guard people’ privateness and security. We strongly encourage everybody on the service to familiarise themselves with the Twitter Guidelines and report something they imagine is in violation.”
The Twitter accounts of AICC basic secretaries Randeep Surjewala, Okay C Venugopal, Ajay Maken, get together’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 get together stated.
“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 get together’s Communications Division final night time. His account was later locked too at night time.
“The record goes on. @Twitter locks @JitendraSAlwar and @manickamtagore and plenty of extra. Does not Modi Ji perceive that we @INCindia’ns have a legacy of combating 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 combating for India,” Jha stated.
The Congress has accused Twitter of appearing in opposition to Gandhi’s account below stress from the federal government.
Gandhi had tweeted photos with the household of a nine-year-old sufferer of alleged rape and homicide in Delhi final week.
The Nationwide Fee for Safety of Baby 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.