Rahul Gandhi’s Locked Account: Congress Challenges Twitter
New Delhi: Congress party has dared Twitter India to lock its accounts.
“@TwitterIndia lock our accounts, we challenge you. Nothing will stop us from fighting for justice & exposing the truth,” Congress tweeted along with hashtag #मैं_भी_Rahul from its official handle on Sunday, a day after the microblogging site locked Rahul Gandhi’s account. The bone of contention was a post by the Congress leader on his meeting with the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl, who died after being allegedly raped by a priest and three other men at a crematorium near Delhi Cantonment.
On Saturday, Congress claimed that Rahul’s account was “temporarily suspended.” But Twitter denied it as it was “temporarily locked”.
Twitter had taken down Rahul’s post with the photograph of him meeting the deceased girl’s family, saying that his account violated its rules.
According to a PTI report, some features of Rahul’s account have been temporarily limited.
He can browse Twitter and send direct messages to followers, but won’t be able to tweet, retweet, follow, fleet or like, the report said.