Aug 14, 2021

Rahul Gandhi: Twitter restores Congress party member accounts

Twitter has restored the accounts of senior members from India's opposition party Congress, days after they shared pictures of the family of an alleged rape victim. Twitter said the accounts have now been restored after Mr Gandhi submitted formal consent from those pictured. Twitter deleted Mr Gandhi's post after India's child rights body asked it to remove the photograph from its platform, pointing out that it revealed the identity of the rape victim - which is forbidden under Indian law. As Mr Gandhi refused to delete the image, the micro-blogging site locked his account. The official account of the Congress party, several of its leaders and "About 5,000 volunteers" who had retweeted Mr Gandhi - were also locked.

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