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Twitter Says Gandhi, Cong A/cs Blocked for Violating Rules

Twitter locked accounts of a number of Congress leaders together with Rahul Gandhi.

Twitter handles of Gandhi and a number of other Congress leaders have been locked by the US agency for posting footage of the household of the nine-year-old Dalit rape and homicide sufferer final week within the nationwide capital.

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  • Last Updated:August 12, 2021, 15:03 IST
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Twitter on Thursday reasoned blocking of a number of accounts of Congress leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi, for posting a picture that it mentioned violated its guidelines and the motion was to guard people’ privateness and security. Twitter handles of Gandhi and a number of other Congress leaders have been locked by the US agency for posting footage of the household of the nine-year-old Dalit rape and homicide sufferer final week within the nationwide capital.

The Congress occasion’s official Twitter account has additionally been blocked. When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson on Thursday mentioned the corporate’s guidelines are enforced judiciously and impartially for everybody in its service.

“We have taken proactive action on several hundred Tweets that posted an image that violated our Rules and may continue to do so in line with our range of enforcement options. Certain types of private information carry higher risks than others, and our aim is always to protect individuals’ privacy and safety,” the spokesperson mentioned. The spokesperson added that Twitter strongly encourages everybody on the service to familiarise themselves with the Twitter Rules and report something they imagine is in violation.

According to Twitter, if a tweet was discovered to be in violation of its guidelines and is not deleted by the account holder, the microblogging platform hides it behind a discover and the account stays locked till the mentioned tweet is eliminated or the enchantment is efficiently processed. The US-based firm mentioned it was alerted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) about particular content material on the platform that allegedly revealed the id of an alleged sexual assault sufferer’s (and a minor’s) mother and father. The mentioned content material was reviewed towards Twitter’s guidelines and insurance policies in addition to the considerations expressed as a matter of Indian legislation.

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