Twitter restores Rahul Gandhi’s account after a week of suspension

The Congress chief’s Twitter account was suspended after he posted pictures of the family of a nine-year-old victim of alleged rape and murder in Northwest Delhi.

Twitter on Saturday restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter handle after temporarily suspending the account for a week.

According to PTI, the Congress chief’s Twitter account was suspended after he posted pictures of the family of a nine-year-old victim of alleged rape and murder in Northwest Delhi. Sources told PTI that Twitter accounts of some of the party leaders who had shared the same pictures have also been restored.

According to Twitter, the sharing of pictures was a violation of its rules. Following the suspension, Gandhi had lashed out at the microblogging site calling the move an “attack on the country’s democratic structure”. 

In a Youtube video statement titled “Twitter’s dangerous game” on Friday, Gandhi alleged that the site was denying citizens the right to raise opinions.

“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,” he said in the video. 

As reported by PTI, in the wake of the friction with the Congress, Twitter has transferred its India head Manish Maheshwari, against whom an FIR was registered in Uttar Pradesh in connection with a probe related to a video of an alleged hate crime, to the US. The company did not specify the reason for the transfer.

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