Twitter War: This Is An Attack On Democratic Structure of the Country, Accuses Rahul Gandhi In A Video Statement Titled ‘Twitter’s Dangerous Game’
The Congress MP, in a video statement, released on YouTube. ripped into Twitter for locking his account and accused the social media platform of biased
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in the latest attack on Twitter, came out with a video statement titled ‘Twitter’s Dangerous Game’, released on YouTube today. Rahul accused that Twitter is not only interfering Indian political process but also attacking the democratic structure of the country.
The Congress MP, in a video statement, released on YouTube. ripped into Twitter for locking his account and accused the social media platform of biased. Taking sides in the political context has repercussions for Twitter, he warned, calling it “a very dangerous thing for investors”. Rahul said, “By shutting down my twitter they are interfering in our political process. A company is making its business to define our politics and as a politician, I don't like that, This is an attack on the democratic structure of the country”.
The Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi and many other Congress leaders have been locked over a post sharing photographs that showed the Congress leader interacting with the family of the 9-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi last week.
Priyanka Gandhi and several Congress leaders have changed their profile images on Twitter and replaced them with a photo of Rahul Gandhi. Leading the support campaign for Rahul Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka asked if Twitter was following its own policy or the Modi government's. She also asked that why Twitter had not locked the account of the SC Commission that has tweeted similar photos before any congress leader did. “Is Twitter following its own policy for the suspension of Congress leaders' accounts or the Modi government's? Why hadn't it locked the account of SC commission that had tweeted similar photos before any of our leaders did?” she tweeted.
Rahul further said in the video, “This is not an attack on Rahul Gandhi, this is not simply shutting Rahul Gandhi down. I have 19-20 million followers; you are denying them the right to an opinion. This is not only patently unfair but they are breaching the idea that Twitter is a neutral platform. As Indians we have to ask the question - are we going to allow companies, just because they are beholden to the government of India, to define our politics for us? Is that what it is going to come to? Or are we going to define our politics on our own?”