‘Attack on democracy’: Rahul Gandhi on Twitter blocking his account

‘Attack on democracy’: Rahul Gandhi on Twitter blocking his account

Newsdesk |
August 13, 2021

Calling it an “attack on the democratic structure of the country”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Twitter for shutting down his Twitter profile. “This is not an attack on Rahul Gandhi. I have 19-20 million followers. You are denying them the right to an opinion. That’s what you are doing,” Rahul said via a video on YouTube. He added, “A company is making its business to define our politics. And as a politician I don’t like that.”

New Delhi, 13 August 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Calling Twitter biased, the Congress leader said, “Our democracy is under attack. We are not allowed to speak in Parliament. The media is controlled. And I thought there was a ray of light where we could put what we thought on Twitter. But obviously, that’s not the case. It’s obvious now that Twitter is actually not a neutral, objective platform. It’s something that listens to what the government of the day says.” The Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi and many other Congress leaders have been locked for sharing photographs that showed the former party president interacting with the family of the 9-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi last week.

Source -indianexpress.com


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