Hours after the party alleged on Wednesday that the accounts of five Congress leaders, political party Congress says Twitter has blocked its account for violation of rules. The party also claimed that the micro-blogging site is acting under government pressure.
“It has already blocked 5000 accounts of our leaders and workers across India. They need to understand we can’t be pressurized by Twitter or govt,” said Rohan Gupta, Social Media Head, AICC. The party posted screenshots of a message received on their account.
Earlier, Congress alleged that Twitter blocked the handles of party leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, party MP Manickam Tagore, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev, Assam in-charge and former Union minister Jitendra Singh Alwar. This also follows closely on the heels of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s account being locked by Twitter over a contentious tweet.