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Twitter locks Congress account; party says, 'Modi ji, just how afraid are you?

Twitter locked up the official handle of the main Opposition party Congress, claiming that the party violated the platform's rules against posting private information. 

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 12, 2021, 10:22 AM IST
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The official handle of the main Opposition party Congress was locked up by Twitter for violation of its rules.

Confirming the information on Instagram, the Congress party said their official account had been locked by Twitter India.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Congress (@incindia)

In a message along with its post on Instagram, the Congress party said, "Modi ji, just how afraid are you? Reminder: Congress party fought for India's independence, equipped only with non-violence, truth and the will of the people. We won then, we'll win again."

Meanwhile, Twitter claimed that the party violated the platform's rules against posting private information. 

Twitter guidelines reportedly prohibit people from publishing or posting other peoples private information without their express authorisation and permission.

The Twitter action comes hours after the Congress party claimed that accounts of five senior leaders, including party's media head Randeep Surjewala, were blocked temporarily. This, just days after Twitter blocked access for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. 

Also READ: Congress slams Twitter, claims hypocrisy after handles of 5 senior leaders are suspended

Other Congress leaders whose accounts have reportedly been temporarily blocked include the party's Assam in-charge Jitendra Singh, the party's whip in Lok Sabha, Manickam Tagore, AICC general secretary Ajay Maken and Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev.

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was temporarily suspended after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights lodged a complaint about a tweet that showed the Wayanad MP interacting with the family of the nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi last week.

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