Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account "Temporarily Locked" After Violation

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account "Temporarily Locked" After Violation

Newsdesk |
August 8, 2021

The Congress on Saturday said its leader Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account had been "temporarily locked" after the social media platform countered the party's claim that his handle had been "temporarily suspended" amid a controversy over the removal of an image posted by the MP a day ago.

New Delhi, 08 August 2021

Rahul Gandhi's account is not suspended and continues to be on the service, a Twitter spokesperson told NDTV after the party made the announcement and said "due process" was being followed to restore it. When any account is suspended, it is removed from global view, Twitter said, adding they were looking into the Congress claim. This came a day after Twitter removed a controversial post by Mr Gandhi with a picture of him meeting the family of a 9-year-old Dalit girl who died after being allegedly raped in Delhi. A message from Twitter read that the tweet had violated its rules. Generally, once a user's tweet is taken down for violation of rules, they are not allowed to tweet for 24 hours. Revealing the identities of sexual assault victims or their families is illegal in India and may count as a violation.

Source -NDTV


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