wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Twitter confirms Rahul Gandhi’s account has been temporarily locked for tweet violating rules

Twitter's action was carried out after India's child rights body wrote a letter to the company and Delhi Police about a particular tweet posted by the Congress leader.  Twitter has temporarily locked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account for violating its rules, MediaNama has confirmed. Commenting on the issue, the micro-blogging platform said that, "if a Tweet was found to be in violation of the Twitter Rules, and has yet to be deleted by the account holder, we hide it behind a notice and the account remains locked until the Tweet is removed or the appeal is successfully processed." A source close to the development said that the action was taken on August 6, two days after Gandhi had tweeted a photograph of himself with the parents of the 9-year-old victim of alleged gang rape and murder. The tweet in question is no longer available. Congress party members have been protesting in front of the Delhi office of Twitter India with several senior members claiming that Twitter was biased by placing restrictions on Gandhi's account and was acting out of fear of the government. Why it matters? According to IT Rules 2021, social media intermediaries like Twitter have to voluntarily remove any content violating any Indian law, especially those relating to child abuse. But this is just one of many instances wherein Twitter has been mired in controversy after locking accounts or taking down tweets. In May 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had written to Twitter to remove the manipulated…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I cover health technology for MediaNama but, really, love all things tech policy. Always willing to chat with a reader! Reach me at anushka@medianama.com

Free Reads

News

The service from the tie-up will initally be launched at Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam railway stations

News

The Minister's response came after an X user posted answers generated by Gemini regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

News

Vaishnaw said that in the next five years, there will be significant disruptions in the way telecom technology operates.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ