Gandhi, whose account was blocked after he tweeted a photograph of the members of the family of an alleged rape sufferer, didn’t tweet until Saturday night to mark his “Twitter freedom”. He had hit out on the American social media agency on Friday, alleging that blocking his account amounted to interfering with the democratic construction of India.
In the meantime, Congress chief and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on IT, Shashi Tharoor, mentioned blocking Twitter accounts was an excessive step, be it of Gandhi this time or then minister Ravishankar Prasad earlier. “In my conversations w/@Twitter I took robust exception to the coverage of mechanically locking accounts, whether or not @RahulGandhi’s or @rsprasad’s.
If there’s a violation of legislation, whether or not POSCO or copyright, it ought to suffice to withhold the offending tweet & difficulty discover to the consumer,” Tharoor tweeted. “Locking an account is an excessive step that infringes the liberty of expression of customers. The foundations will be upheld with out such motion. This can be a worldwide coverage however I urge @Twitter to revise it forthwith. Its typically selective software makes it worse. A rethink is overdue.”