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Twitter locks Congress party’s official handle

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Guwahati: Twitter India has blocked the official handle of the Congress and the accounts of three more party leaders, Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken, Lok Sabha MP Manickam Tagore and Sushmita Dev for violating its policy.

 

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The move comes just days after it had blocked former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s account.

Last week, Twitter removed a tweet and blocked Mr. Gandhi’s account after he posted photos of his meeting with the parents of a nine-year girl who was raped and murdered.

The party alleged that Twitter was acting under govt pressure’. While the INCIndia Twitter handle is accessible for viewing the tweets, it is likely that the party is unable to post more tweets due to the suspension.

“It has already blocked 5000 accounts of our leaders and workers across India. They need to understand we can’t be pressurised by Twitter or govt,” Rohan Gupta, social media head, AICC said.

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