Rahul Gandhi says Twitter attacks democracy: Rahul Gandhi made these remarks in a video ad titled “Twitter Dangerous Game” posted from his official handle on YouTube.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed Twitter as a “biased platform” and said the social media network was interfering in the Indian political process. It is not about attacking Rahul Gandhi or shutting down Rahul Gandhi. The Congress leader said it was an attack on the democratic structure of the country.
Rahul Gandhi made these remarks in a video ad titled “Twitter Dangerous Game” posted from his official handle on YouTube. The announcement comes in the wake of several Congress leaders being temporarily locked out of their accounts on Twitter for sharing a family photograph of a nine-year-old rape victim in Delhi. The accounts of Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ajay Maken, Sushmita Dev and Manikkam Tagore have been temporarily locked, Congress activists said.
“I have 19 to 20 million followers and you are denying them the right to think,” Gandhi said. “This is not only a patent injustice, it also violates the idea that Twitter is a neutral platform.”
The Congress leader said such actions through the social media platform were “too dangerous” for investors as bias in the political context has always had consequences. He said that at a time when “democracy is under attack” in India, Twitter is proving to be a “biased platform” which “listens to what the government of the day says”.
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“Democracy is under attack, we are not allowed to speak in parliament, the media is controlled and I thought there was a beam of light that could put what we thought on Twitter,” Rahul Gandhi said. “But it’s not so. It is now clear that Twitter is a partisan platform and that is what the government of the day was saying.”
However, Twitter insisted on enforcing its rules “fairly and impartially” and took active action on the hundreds of tweets that posted the image in violation of its terms. A spokesman for the social media platform confirmed that “(Twitter) … we can continue to do this in line with our implementation options”.
On the other hand, Twitter claims that “certain types of private information carry more risks than others” and that the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR) has alerted the company about specific content on the disclosure platform. About the victim of sexual harassment and her parents. The matter was reviewed in accordance with the Twitter regulations as well as the concerns expressed under Indian law.