New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was unlocked on Saturday (August 14, 2021), a week after it was suspended over a tweet on Delhi rape. The Congress leader’s handle was ‘temporarily suspended’ after he tweeted pictures of the family members of a nine-year-old victim of alleged rape and murder in the national capital.
The microblogging site had deemed it as a violation of its rules.
As per the latest reports, Twitter accounts of some of the other Congress leaders who had shared the same picture have also been restored.
Twitter interfering in political process
Rahul Gandhi on Friday had slammed Twitter and had accused Twitter of ‘interfering in the national political process’ and said that shutting down of his handle amounted to an ‘attack on the country’s democratic structure’.
“It’s obvious now that Twitter is actually not a neutral, objective platform. It is a biased platform. It’s something that listens to what the government of the day says,” Gandhi said in a YouTube video statement titled “Twitter’s dangerous game”.
NCPCR summons Facebook officials over Rahul Gandhi’s post
The NCPCR has summoned Facebook officials for not responding to its notice flagging Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram post revealing the identity of the family members of the rape and murder victim. The latest NCPCR communication to Facebook, which owns the photo and video-sharing social networking platform Instagram, follows its notice seeking action against Gandhi’s profile for posting a video of the family.
The country’s apex child rights body has asked Facebook officials to appear at 5 pm Tuesday in person at the NCPCR Office in Janpath or through video conferencing along with the details of the action taken.
(With agency inputs)